England set to compete at Ergo Hamburg Masters

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Bobby Crutchley’s England side continue their preparations for the Unibet EuroHockey Championships by competing in the Ergo Hamburg Masters in Germany.

The competition is a round-robin format and will include matches with Belgium, Spain and Germany. England start by facing Belgium on Thursday 30 July, followed by Germany on Saturday 1 August, before rounding off their games against Spain on Sunday 2 August.

With selection still to be made for the Unibet EuroHockey Championships, Crutchley makes four changes to the squad who secured Olympic qualification at the World League in Antwerp. Wimbledon’s Phil Roper and Reading’s Dan Shingles come in after injury lay-offs whilst Ian Sloan, also of Wimbledon, is in line to make his England debut at the tournament. The other player to come in is Beeston’s Ollie Willars who is set to add to his 54 England caps.
The players not travelling who competed at the World League are Beeston duo Adam Dixon and Tim Whiteman, David Condon and Henry Weir.

David Ames, who played at the Olympic Qualifiers for Great Britain is also set to make his England debut.

The squad in full can be found below:

Name  Club
David Ames Beeston
James Bailey (GK) Wimbledon
Alastair Brogdon Wimbledon
Nick Catlin Holcombe
Dan Fox Holcombe
Mark Gleghorne Beeston
Chris Griffiths East Grinstead
Michael Hoare Wimbledon
Ashley Jackson Holcombe
Iain Lewers Holcombe
Harry Martin Beeston
Barry Middleton (C) Holcombe
George Pinner (GK) Holcombe
Phil Roper Wimbledon
Dan Shingles Reading
Ian Sloan Wimbledon
Sam Ward Holcombe
Ollie Willars Beeston

Full schedule information can be found here.

Don't forget you can still get tickets to see Bobby Crutchley's England side go for European glory at the Unibet EuroHockey Championships at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre this August. Visit www.eurohockey2015.co.uk for details.