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Four Welsh players selected for the GB squad to face Australia and New Zealand next month.

Four Welsh players selected for the GB squad to face Australia and New Zealand next month.


Great Britain’s opening 2020 FIH Pro League squads have been selected, with 22 members in each team set to travel to play Australia (1-2 February) and New Zealand (8-9 February).


Rupert Shipperley is in line to make his GB debut, having impressed while training with the squad. He joins fellow Welsh international Jacob Draper – who has recently been handed a full-time place in the men’s programme.

Rupert Shipperley


Mark Hager has selected all 18 players who saw GB’s women book their place at Tokyo 2020 which includes Wales’ most capped player Leah Wilkinson, while also welcoming back Sarah Jones after a period of illness.


This will be the first time both teams experience the new format of the FIH Pro League, playing two double headers away from home this season before hosting Australia and New Zealand in London during the 2021 campaign.


GB men to take on Australia (1-2 Feb) & New Zealand (8-9 Feb)

1) George Pinner (GK) (ENG)

2) Harry Gibson (GK) (ENG)

3) Luke Taylor (ENG)

5) David Ames (ENG)

7) Alan Forsyth (SCO)

8) Rupert Shipperley (WAL)

9) Harry Martin (ENG)

10) Chris Griffiths (ENG)

11) Ian Sloan (ENG)

14) Mark Gleghorne (ENG)

15) Phil Roper (ENG)

16) Adam Dixon (C) (ENG)

17) Ashley Jackson (ENG)

21) Liam Ansell (ENG)

22) David Condon (ENG)

25) Jack Waller (ENG)

26) James Gall (ENG)

27) Liam Sanford (ENG)

29) Tom Sorsby (ENG)

31) Will Calnan (ENG)

32) Zach Wallace (ENG)

33) Jacob Draper (WAL)


GB women to take on Australia (1-2 Feb) & New Zealand (8-9 Feb)

1) Maddie Hinch (GK) (ENG)

4) Laura Unsworth (ENG)

6) Anna Toman (ENG)

7) Hannah Martin (ENG)

9) Susannah Townsend (ENG)

10) Sarah Robertson (SCO)

13) Ellie Rayer (ENG)

14) Tess Howard (ENG)

17) Sarah Jones (WAL)

18) Giselle Ansley (ENG)

20) Hollie Pearne-Webb (C) (ENG)

22) Lizzie Neal (ENG)

24) Shona McCallin (ENG)

25) Sabbie Heesh (GK) (ENG)

26) Lily Owsley (ENG)

27) Jo Hunter (ENG)

29) Esme Burge (ENG)

31) Grace Balsdon (ENG)

32) Amy Costello (SCO)

33) Izzy Petter (ENG)

34) Charlotte Watson (SCO)

35) Leah Wilkinson (WAL)

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