GB WOMEN NAME TEAM FOR OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS IN KOREA

Great Britain Women have named their team for October’s Olympic Qualifiers in Korea.

There are five new faces in the GB squad with first full call-ups for netminder Ella Howard, Ellie Wakeling on defence and forwards Charlotte Harris, Chamonix Jackson and Isabell Whiteley.

The Olympic Pre-Qualification Round 2 takes place in Gangneung from Thursday 7th until Sunday 10th October and GB will face Iceland, Slovenia and hosts Korea.

The group winners will qualify for November’s Final Qualification tournament for next year’s Winter Olympics in China.

Head coach, Mike Clancy, said: “This is a very exciting squad and we can’t wait to get going in Korea.

“Make no mistake about it, this was a tough roster to select and many high-quality players have not made the squad.

“Playing for your country is the highest honour and this being an Olympic competition makes it that extra bit special.”

Netminders
Ella Howard
Nicole Jackson

Defence
Lucy Beal
Beth Hill
Sarah Hutchinson
Suzi Pearson
Casey Traill
Ellie Wakeling

Forwards
Louise Adams
Saffron Allen
Jodie Bloom
Rachel Cartwright
Katherine Gale
Charlotte Harris
Aimee Headland
Chloe Headland
Katie Henry
Chamonix Jackson
Katie Marsden
Isabell Whiteley

Reserves
Netminder – Libby Bird
Netminder – Amelia McGinlay
Netminder – Holly Steeples
Defence – Beth Scoon
Defence – Abbie Sylvester
Forward – CJ Ashton
Forward – Abbie Culshaw
Forward – Grace Garbett
Forward – Steph Towns