Great Britain have named their captaincy team for the Women’s Four Nations which gets under way in Katowice today.

Jodie Alderson-Smith will captain the team with Rachel Cartwright and Stephanie Towns named as assistants.

Head Coach, Mike Clancy, said: “We have plenty of experience on this roster and I think all three players will bring great leadership to the team.

“The three of them have been GB players for some time now and know what’s expected of them.

“Their experience and leadership qualities are important and they have the respect of the dressing room.”

Alderson-Smith said: “It’s a huge honour. With Saffron (Allen) stepping down, one of us had to step into that role.

“Mike asked me at the last camp if I would do that and obviously I am really happy to take up the role.”

GB begin the four-team tournament this afternoon against Italy. All games can be watched via a webcast by clicking here.

Great Britain schedule – Women’s Four Nations
Tuesday 7th February – Italy v Great Britain 5pm (4pm UK time)
Wednesday 8th February – Great Britain v Poland 8pm (7pm UK time)
Thursday 9th February – Denmark v Great Britain 4:30pm (3:30pm UK time)