25 September 2007 - Jason Lee, GB Head Coach, today announced the training squad that will prepare for the Olympic Qualifier which will take place in Santiago, Chile between 1-9 March 2008. In order to secure a place at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Great Britain will need to win the six team tournament which also includes Austria, Bangladesh, Chile, Egypt and India.
(Name, Club, Home Nation, Home Nation Caps/ GB Caps)
Richard Alexander, Surbiton, England, 66
Jon Bleby, Loughborough, England, 54
Jonty Clarke, Reading, England, 85
Scott Cordon, Cannock, England, 68
Michael Christie, Kelburne, Scotland, 56
Matt Daly, Surbiton, England, 66
Stephen Dick, Inverleith, Scotland, 68
James Fair, Cannock, England, 33
Brett Garrard, Surbiton, England, 193 / 58
Ben Hawes, Surbiton, England, 83 / 36
Ashley Jackson, East Grinstead, England, 15
Glenn Kirkham, East Grinstead, England, 83
Richard Mantell, Reading, England, 57
Simon Mantell, Reading, England, 41
Ben Marsden, Surbiton, England, 46
Alistair McGregor, Loughborough St, Scotland, 82
Barry Middleton, HGC, England, 100 / 41
Graham Moodie, Western Wildcats, Scotland, 91 / 43
Rob Moore, Surbiton, England, 86 / 19
George Pinner, Beeston, England
Mark Ralph, Kelburne, Scotland, 115
Niall Stott, Kelburne, Scotland, 84 / 41
James Tindall, Surbiton, England, 64
Alastair Wilson, Beeston, England, 46
At present, the GB programme is still being finalised but it is envisaged, with only limited clashes, that the players will be available to play in the Euro Hockey League, as appropriate.
Source: Great Britain Olympic Hockey
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