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Four Welsh athletes to star in GB Series

Hockey Wales is proud to share that four Welsh athletes have been selected to represent GB in the upcoming FIH Pro League Series at Lee Valley Hockey Centre in London.

GB have named their 22 player squads for the first mini tournament of FIH Pro League London, played at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in London between the 27th May – 4th June 2023.

Sarah Jones has been named in the Senior Women’s Squad to face Belgium and China, with Jacob Draper, Rupert Shipperley and Toby Reynolds-Cotterill have been named to face India and Belgium over an exciting weekend for British hockey.

Goalkeeper Toby Reynolds- Cotterill is in contention to receive his first GB cap over the weekend. A fantastic achievement for the player having made an impact throughout the Men’s debut performance at the World Cup in January this year.

Sarah Jones rejoins the women’s squad following a period of rehabilitation.

After two mini tournaments in Argentina and New Zealand, the men’s squad currently lie in second place in the overall standings FIH Pro Leage having won four and drawn four matches while the women’s squad are in sixth place in the standings and are hungry to push on in London.

Hockey Wales performance Director Kevin Johnson commented on the selection saying:

“It’s great to see all our GB senior players included in this squad selection of upcoming home matches and I’m sure they will do us proud with their performances as our own Hockey family get the chance to see them either perform live or on the TV coverage. A special mention to Toby Reynolds-Cotterill as if he gains his first GB cap in this series it will be a timely recognition of his continued good form in International Hockey, following on from his World Cup performances in India at the start of this year.”

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