Holbrook hockey star back in England squad

By Derek Davis

3rd May 2022 | Hockey


Hannah Martin playing for England
Hannah Martin playing for England

Holbrook's Hannah Martin has returned to the England line up as the women's squads has been announced for this week's FIH Hockey Pro League games away to Germany.

There are welcome returns for a number of players in both the men and women' squads.

In the women's team Tess Howard is set to play her first full international match in more than a year, having been recovering from a long-term knee injury. Lily Owsley is set to play her first game since the Tokyo Olympics, while there are also returns for Hannah and Giselle Ansley.

Flora Peel and goalkeeper Mila Welch are the other changes from the team's last matches in USA. With players returning from injury et al, David Ralph has selected a slightly larger squad of 22.

Hannah Martin won Olympic bronze with Britain (Picutre credit: GB Hockey)

Hannah, who now plays for THC Hurley, was part of the GB squad in last year's Tokyo Olympics, started her career at Ipswich HC, after originally playing football for Holbrook Hornets.

Up Close with Olympian Hannah Martin

The teams play a total of four matches at SparkassenPark in Moenchengladbach, which will be shown live on BT Sport:

Wed 4 May:

Germany v England (women) 2pm UK time

Germany v England (men) 4:30pm UK time

Thu 5 May:

Germany v England (women) 12pm UK time

Germany v England (men) 2:30pm UK time

Women's squad:

Giselle Ansley - HGC

Grace Balsdon – Hampstead & Westminster

Darcy Bourne – Surbiton

Esme Burge – Hampstead & Westminster

Fiona Crackles – Wimbledon

Olivia Hamilton – Loughborough Students

Sophie Hamilton – Surbiton

Tess Howard – East Grinstead

Holly Hunt – Hampstead & Westminster

Pippa Lock – University of Birmingham

Alex Malzer – East Grinstead

Hannah Martin – THC Hurley

Lizzie Neal – Canterbury

Lily Owsley - HDM

Hollie Pearne-Webb (C) – Wimbledon

Flora Peel - HDM

Izzy Petter – Loughborough Students

Miriam Pritchard (GK) – University of Exeter

Ellie Rayer – East Grinstead

Laura Unsworth – East Grinstead

Lily Walker – University of Birmingham

Mila Welch (GK) – East Grinstead

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