Women's Investec London Cup Squad announced

Surbiton's Sarah Haycroft is selected for the Investec London Cup - credit Ady Kerry (2)

There’s less than a week to go before England’s women are back in London at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the Investec London Cup.

England Hockey Performance Director Danny Kerry has temporarily stepped in to take charge of the squad for what will be the first event at hockey’s legacy stadium and for the Commonwealth Games. England will face Scotland, Wales and South Africa in a round-robin tournament before the classification matches take place on Sunday 13 July.

The squad includes all 16 athletes who will be competing in Glasgow at the end of the month in the Commonwealth Games, but with the addition of two extra names to build the squad up to 18. East Grinstead goalkeeper Kirsty Mackay and Surbiton’s Sarah Haycroft are named alongside their peers. Holcombe’s Lucy Wood, newcomer to the squad, will make her international debut against Wales on Wednesday.

Speaking ahead of the Investec London Cup England Captain Kate Richardson-Walsh said, “As ever we are delighted to play in our sponsor’s flagship event. It’s a great opportunity to get the team [tournament] ready for the Commonwealth Games and to play at our new legacy venue on Olympic Park. We hope everyone who comes to watch enjoys what is sure to be a fantastic tournament on home soil.”

To read about England's opponents in the Investec London Cup, and how their games have played out in the past, click here.

England Women’s squad for the Investec London Cup, 9-13 July

Shirt # - Name - Current Club

  • 1 - Maddie Hinch - Holcombe
  • 2 - Kirsty Mackay - East Grinstead
  • 4 - Laura Unsworth - Holcombe
  • 5 - Sarah Haycroft - Surbiton
  • 7 - Georgie Twigg - Surbiton
  • 9 - Susannah Townsend - Reading
  • 10 - Susie Gilbert - Reading
  • 11 - Kate Richardson-Walsh - Reading
  • 13 - Sam Quek - Reading
  • 15 - Alex Danson - Reading
  • 18 - Giselle Ansley - Surbiton
  • 19 - Sophie Bray - East Grinstead
  • 20 - Hollie Webb - Surbiton
  • 21 - Ellie Watton - Beeston
  • 26 - Lily Owsley - University of Birmingham
  • 27 - Zoe Shipperley - Buckingham
  • 28 - Nicola White - Leicester
  • 30 - Lucy Wood – Holcombe