Massive year for Scotland U21 women gets underway

Scotland U21 women get 2022 underway with matches against Durham University this weekend as they build towards the EuroHockey Championships and the opportunity to qualify for the Junior World Cup.

The Scots will take to the pitch this summer at the Junior EuroHockey Championships in Ghent in July to try to retain their position at the top table of European hockey. Scotland also has the opportunity to qualify for the Junior World Cup with a top six finish in Ghent.

Top opposition in the form of Belgium; England; Germany; The Netherlands; Russia; Spain; and Wales will stand in Scotland’s way. Scotland will come into the tournament with an exciting young team and as EuroHockey Championship II champions after winning the tournament in Alanya, Turkey, in 2019.

The journey all gets underway this weekend at Peffermill as Scotland U21 women welcome English Premiership side Durham University to Edinburgh with matches on Saturday and Sunday getting underway at 2:30pm.

Scotland will be missing a number of players who have been selected for the senior women’s indoor squad for the Euros, while another four players are at college in the USA and are unavailable at the moment. This will be the first time that this squad has been together and will be an exciting start to a fantastic year.

Spectators for these matches are permitted, as per Scottish Government Guidance, with up to 500 capacity at the venue. We would ask spectators to follow guidance with 2M social distancing between groups and masks worn in all indoor spaces unless proof of exemption is provided.

However, we will report the results from each match and encourage people to consider carefully the risks of attending, due to the prevalence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, and current government restrictions.

The team will also begin fundraising to further support their campaign and any sponsorship enquiries can be made to [email protected]

 

Squad to play Durham University

Jessica Barr (Birmingham)

Rhiannon Carr (Glasgow University)

Grace Drummond (Glasgow University)

Ava Findlay (Edinburgh University)

Ciara Forgie (Glasgow University)

Abbie Grant (Edinburgh Hockey Club)

Neave Halliday (Edinburgh University)

Corrie Hay (Glasgow University)

Itske Hooftman (Edinburgh University)

Anna Hoolaghan (Clydesdale Western)

Georgia Jones (Edinburgh University)

Faith Joubert (TBC)

Zara Mason (Glasgow University)

Cara McAllister (Clydesdale Western)

Michaela McCarthy (Durham University)

Anna McWilliams (SV Arminen)

Amber Murray (Edinburgh University)

Emma O’Neill (GHK)

Eve Pearson (Edinburgh University)

Ava Smith (Edinburgh University)

Lucy Smith (Glasgow University)

Rachel Strachan (Glasgow University)

Katie Swanson (Edinburgh University)

Jenn Tait (ESM)

Skye Waugh (Leeds University)

Lucy Williamson (GHK)

 

Full Scotland squad

Full squad

Jessica Barr (Birmingham)

Ruth Blaikie (Netherlands)

Jess Buchanan (Terrassa)

Kirsten Cannon (Western Wildcats)

Rhiannon Carr (Glasgow University)

Grace Drummond (Glasgow University)

Ava Findlay (Edinburgh University)

Ciara Forgie Glasgow University)

Abbie Grant (Edinburgh Hockey Club)

Neave Halliday (Edinburgh University)

Cailin Hart (USA)

Corrie Hay (Glasgow University)

Sophie Hinds (Edinburgh University)

Itske Hooftman (Edinburgh University)

Anna Hoolaghan (Clydesdale Western)

Georgia Jones (Edinburgh University)

Faith Joubert (Netherlands)

Ellie Mackenzie (Loughborough)

Zara Mason (Glasgow University)

Cara McAllister (Clydesdale Western)

Michaela McCarthy (Durham University)

Anna McWilliams (SV Arminen)

Hannah Miller (Fjordhus Reivers)

Molly Morris (USA)

Amber Murray (Edinburgh University)

Lunjika Nyirenda (Edinburgh University)

Emma O’Neil (GHK)

Eve Pearson (Edinburgh University)

Ellie Rutherford (USA)

Aisha Saini (Western Wildcats)

Amy Salmon (Bristol)

Bronwyn Jones (Clydesdale Western)

Charlotte Simmers (Bristol)

Ava Smith (Edinburgh University)

Lucy Smith (Glasgow University)

Ellie Stott (Watsonians)

Rachel Strachan (Glasgow University)

Katie Swanson (Edinburgh University)

Jenn Tait (ESM)

Skye Waugh (Leeds University)

Lucy Williamson (GHK)

Georgie Yuille (USA)

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