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Winning Students hockey scholars selected for pre-Commonwealth Games camp

6 December 2017
The camp is an important part of the selection process for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (pic by Duncan Gray).

The camp is an important part of the selection process for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (pic by Duncan Gray).

Six Winning Students hockey scholars will be packing their bags for Gran Canaria this January after being selected for the Scotland women’s squad’s upcoming warm weather camp (13 Jan – 3 Feb).

Karin Belch, Charlotte Watson (both University of Dundee), Katie Robertson (Abertay University), Laura Swanson (University of Edinburgh), Millie Brown and Jennifer Eadie (both University of Glasgow) are all heading to the Spanish island for the camp which will be used to select the squad for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The Scots will also play Wales five times during the three weeks as part of preparations for the Gold Coast.

Excitement is building in anticipation of the Games following the recent fixtures draw for the tournament. Scotland women have been drawn in Pool B against Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ghana. Women’s Pool A has England, India, South Africa, Malaysia, and Wales drawn together.

The Gold Coast Scotland squad announcement will be made on Feb 14 2018.

Scotland women’s Head Coach Gordon Shepherd said:

“I am delighted with the level of competition we have in every line in the team, and the camp in Gran Canaria will allow the players to express themselves and compete for selection for the Gold Coast.

“As well as training we have five games versus Wales and I feel this is an excellent balance of training and games to maximise each player’s opportunity to be selected.

“Every player that is going on this selection camp has the same opportunity to be selected to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast next year.”

Visit the Scottish Hockey website for more information about the Scotland Women’s squad.