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Great Britain Women have named their leadership group ahead of the puck dropping this Thursday in Nottingham for the Olympic Qualification Group F tournament.

Saffron Allen is confirmed as Captain, with Jodie Bloom and Beth Hill serving as Assistant Captains.

Allen will win her 46th cap on Thursday against Iceland and says the new-look squad is up for the challenge ahead.

“We’ve come together really well after our pre-tournament camps and coming in here early too.  It’s great to be settled in Nottingham and prepare for the games,” she said.

“The girls are buzzing to play in a venue like the NIC in Nottingham; we’re ready to get the games started.”

On retaining the ‘C’ for this tournament, Allen said: “There’s no words, it’s a huge honour.  I’m extremely proud just to wear the jersey but then to have an extra letter is fantastic.

“I can’t wait to lead the girls hopefully to three wins and a place in the next round.”

Thursday 7th October
Korea Women v Slovenia Women – 2pm
Great Britain Women v Iceland Women – 7:15pm

Friday 8th October
Iceland Women v Korea Women – 2pm
Great Britain Women v Slovenia Women – 7pm

Sunday 10th October
Slovenia Women v Iceland Women – 1pm
Korea Women v Great Britain Women – 5pm