Great Britain Head Coach Jason Lee has selected his 20 players to participate in the Samsung Champions Trophy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 November – 9 December 2007.
Lee is looking forward to the challenge the Samsung Champions Trophy presents playing against the best teams in the world. ‘8 games in 11 days will certainly test the mental and physical capabilities of this group’, he said. ‘However they have worked hard and I believe they will cope well.’
‘We are hoping to see the hard work of the past month pay dividends and the tournament will provide us we a great deal of information before we travel to South Africa in January to continue our preparation for the Olympic Qualifying tournament in Chile.’
There are 4 new caps named in the squad.
The FIH have agreed for this tournament only, participating teams can select 20 players and name 18 players for each game, this is due to the extreme conditions expected in Kuala Lumpur and with the number of games in such a short period of time.
Great Britain will travel on 17 November and will spend that time training and playing three warm up games against Canada on 22 and 23 November and Germany on 27 November.
Selection Great Britain:
Richard Alexander, Jon Bleby, Jonty Clarke, Matt Daly, Stephen Dick, James Fair, Brett Garrard, Ben Hawes, Ashley Jackson, Glenn Kirkham, Richard Mantell, Simon Mantell, Ben Marsden, Alistair McGregor, Barry Middleton, Graham Moodie, Rob Moore, Mark Ralph, James Tindall, Alastair Wilson.
George Pinner will travel with the team to train with the squad before returning home on the 29th November.
Source: Great Britain Hockey ltd.
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