Great Britain name Olympic hockey squad
LONDON: Great Britain named their 16-strong hockey squad for the Athens Olympic Games on Monday.
Team leader Jason Lee named his squad on their return from a five-Test tour to Argentina in which they lost four and drew just one match. “Our squad has a good balance of youth and experience,” Lee said. “The group of players is strong and the players in the squad that haven’t made this final 16 have all made a huge contribution to the development of the team. “We’re now looking to put the final touches to the team in the next few weeks and hope that it will all come together at the Athens Olympics.” Teddington forward Rob Moore is a surprise inclusion but there is no place for penalty corner specialist Dave Mathews or exciting young forward Martin Jones. Moore, 23, has made just 19 combined England and Great Britain appearances and only made his Britain debut on June 3 in the one-off home Test match against Australia.
Team: Tom Bertram, Graham Dunlop, Guy Fordham, Brett Garrard (capt), Danny Hall, Ben Hawes, Mike Johnson, Jimi Lewis, Simon Mason, Barry Middleton, Graham Moodie, Rob Moore, Craig Parnham, Mark Pearn, Niall Stott, Jimmy Wallis. afp