Great Britain’s men have named a 22-strong squad for their European tour in June where they will play five matches across ten days against three countries.
The squad, which boasts Swansea born defender, Dan Kyriakides will travel out on the 12 June moving across Europe taking on Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany before returning on the 22 June.
Fresh from a second Commonwealth Games, the tour offers invaluable experience for Kyriakides, who’ll no doubt be looking to add to GB caps, which currently sits at 8. Sharing his excitement Dan said
I’m really happy to be selected. It’ll be another great experience for me and a chance to get some more international caps under my belt. Hopefully we can put on some good performances to finish on a high note before our summer break
They begin the tour with two matches against world number three side Belgium at Beerschot HC before a single match against the Netherlands in Breda on 18 June. The tour finishes with two matches against Germany at Rot Weiss HC in Cologne before travelling back to Bisham Abbey.
During the ongoing recruitment phase for a new Men’s Head Coach, Russell Garcia will be leading the team during this tour.
Matches with Belgium and Germany will be capped matches with the game against the Netherlands uncapped.
- George Pinner (GK) (C)
- Harry Gibson (GK)
- Brendan Creed
- Adam Dixon
- Jonty Griffiths
- Michael Hoare
- Henry Weir
- Ollie Willars
- Dan Kyriakides *
- David Ames
- James Gall
- Harry Martin
- Phil Roper (C)
- Ian Sloan (C)
- Barry Middleton
- Liam Ansell
- Will Calnan
- David Condon
- Alan Forsyth **
- Chris Griffiths
- Sam Ward
- Lee Morton **
* denotes Welsh athlete
** denotes Scottish athlete
- Thu 14 June – Match 1 v Belgium (3pm) – Beerschot HC
- Sat 16 June – Match 2 v Belgium (3pm) – Beerschot HC
- Mon 18 June – Match 3 v Netherlands (7pm) – Breda *
- Wed 20 June – Match 4 v Germany (7pm) – Rot Weiss HC
- Fri 22 June – Match 5 v Germany (11am) – Rot Weiss HC
* Match with the Netherlands is uncapped