Following the invitation to the GB Men to participate in the Champions Trophy in Kuala Lumpur from 29 November – 9 December, the initial Great Britain programs for both the men and women have now been finalized. 

GB Men

The men begin their program on 21 October with a trip to Eindhoven for training and a match against the Dutch National Squad, followed by training camps in England prior to their departure for Malaysia on 17 November.  Further training will take place prior to departure for the Olympic Qualifier in Chile in March with the possible inclusion of a trip to South Africa in early January.

As appropriate and, program permitting, players are released from GB duty in order to participate in the Euro Hockey League.

GB Women

GB women will begin their program with two training camps in October.  A large number of athletes will be invited and re-assessed after initial work completed in January this year.  Following these camps, a provisional squad list will be released.  Three training matches against an Australian A touring side will also take place in October.

GB Men – 2007/08 Program

Date

Item

Venue

21-25 October

Training and Match v Netherlands:-

23 October - GB v The Netherlands – 1930 hrs

Eindhoven

October/November

Training

 

17 Nov-10 December

Champions Trophy

Kuala Lumpur

December/January

Training

 

2008

 

 

Between 3-27 January

Training and possible matches in South Africa.  Both matches and venues are being sought and the dates of the tour will be dependent on both.

To be confirmed

January/February

Training

 

15 Feb-10 March

Olympic Qualifier

Chile

 

GB Women – 2007/08 Programme

Date

Activity

Venue

October

Training

 

30 October-5 Nov

Training matches v Australian A squad:-

31 October - GB v Australia A – 1900 hrs

Bisham

15-30 November

GB Training Camp and Matches v Argentina

Match schedule awaited from Argentina

Salta

2008

 

 

11-14 January

Training and Matches v Spain

(Match schedule awaited from Spain)

Terrassa

January

Training

 

1 February

Training and test matches v Australia

Match schedule to be confirmed

Perth/Brisbane

March/April

Training