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Hockey Wales announce Senior Women’s Squad for Upcoming European tournament

Hockey Wales are pleased to announce the 18 players who will be travelling to Prague for the European II Women’s Hockey Championship.

Staff: Kevin Johnson – Head Coach Rebecca Daniels – Team Manager Walid Abdo – Assistant Coach Paul Edwards – Assistant Coach Rhiana Galvin – Performance Analyst Ruth Bowe – Physiotherapist Wales will compete in the Europeans II Women’s Hockey Championship in competition with Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, France, Austria, Lithuania and Slovakia. The side recently competed in the Tri-Nations Series in Uruguay and will certainly be looking to build upon those performances in Prague this summer.

Sarah Jones and Izzie Howell have recently been appointed Vice-Captains of the squad, supporting Captain Beth Bingham.

Betsan Thomas is selected in her first major senior tournament since receiving her 1st cap in June in Uruguay.

Izzie Howell and Izzy Webb are both in line to receive their 50th cap for Wales during the Euros.

The squad consists of 12 members who competed at last year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Head Coach Kevin Johnson said:

“I’m really looking forward to seeing this team perform in Prague at the Euros. The selected group has a decent balance to it in a number of different ways and is capable of producing moments of high quality so we need to make sure we get off to a positive start and then remain consistent with our approach and execution in our bid for success.”

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