Meet the hockey squads heading to Rio 2016!
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Meet the hockey squads heading to Rio 2016!

28 June 2016 / 09:05

Team GB now officially have more than 200 athletes heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after 32 hockey players booked their tickets to Brazil.

Eight of the women’s team who won bronze at London 2012 return with Hannah MacLeod, Georgie Twigg, Laura Unsworth and Nicola White all included while Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh are set for their fourth Games appearances and Alex Danson and Crista Cullen will make their third. 


The rest of the 16-strong squad are set for their first Olympic experience, however all have plenty of pedigree after helping England claim European Championship gold in London last year.

For the men, Barry Middleton will make his fourth Olympic Games appearance while Ashley Jackson returns for his third Games after appearing at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.


Nick Catlin, Dan Fox, Iain Lewers and Harry Martin also return from the squad who finished fourth in London with ten players set for their Olympic Games debuts.

The selected athletes are:

Women’s Squad

Giselle Ansley, 24, hometown Kingsbridge
Sophie Bray, 26, Claygate, Surrey
Crista Cullen, 30, London
Alex Danson, 31, Odiham
Maddie Hinch, 27, West Chiltington
Hannah Macleod, 32, Boston
Shona McCallin, 24, Newark
Lily Owsley, 21, Bristol
Sam Quek, 27, Wirral
Helen Richardson-Walsh, 34, West Bridgford
Kate Richardson-Walsh, 36, Stockport
Susannah Townsend, 26, Egerton
Georgie Twigg, 25, Lincoln
Laura Unsworth, 28, Sutton Coldfield
Hollie Webb, 25, Belper
Nicola White, 28, Oldham


Joanna Leigh, 23, Huddersfield
Eleanor Watton, 27, Chesterfield
Kirsty Mackay, 29, Blackpool

Men’s Squad

David Ames, 27, Cookstown
Alastair Brogdon, 28, Hale
Nicholas Catlin, 27, Marlow
David Condon, 24, Leicester
Adam Dixon, 29, Nottingham
Daniel Fox, 33, Godalming
Mark Gleghorne, 31, Antrim,
Michael Hoare, 30, Liverpool
Ashley Jackson, 28, Tunbridge Wells
Iain Lewers, 32, Belfast
Harry Martin, 23, Ipswich
Barry Middleton, 32, Doncaster
George Pinner, 29, Ipswich
Ian Sloan, 22, Cookstown
Samuel Ward, 25, Leicester
William Weir, 26, Nantwich


Simon Mantell, 32, Street
Dan Shingles, 30, London
James Bailey, 25, Epping