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Emily earns England call for Hockey World League event

PUBLISHED: 17:27 24 June 2017

England's women line up before the Investec Internationals at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (pic Nigel French/PA)

England's women line up before the Investec Internationals at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (pic Nigel French/PA)

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Defroand named in squad for South Africa trip

England's Emily Defroand (pic Scott Heavey/PA) England's Emily Defroand (pic Scott Heavey/PA)

Havering’s Emily Defroand has been named in an 18-strong England women’s squad for the Hero Hockey World League semi-final in South Africa next month.

Former Coopers pupil Defroand has seven senior caps to her name, having made her first home appearances during the Investec Internationals two weeks ago.

And head coach Danny Kerry has selected the 22-year-old for the tournament in Johannesburg that starts on July 8.

Ten of Great Britain’s Olympic gold medalists are also included in an experienced group, that will face Germany, Poland, Ireland and Japan in Pool A.

Argentina, the United States, India, Chile and hosts South Africa compete in Pool B, with Alex Danson leading England once again.

BT Sport are set to broadcast the action and Kerry said: “We go to this tournamnt to seek qualification for the World League finals in Auckland later in the year.

“This will be a great challenge with a tough pool to get through. We are looking forward to continuing our growth of the new squad as we build towards the World Cup in London next year.

“Our attacking half contains great pace and our defensive half a good range of distribution. We look forward to what the tournament holds.”

England: Alex Danson, Giselle Ansley, Grace Balsdon, Sophie Bray, Emily Defroand, Sarah Haycroft, Maddie Hinch, Jo Hunter, Hannah Martin, Shona McCallin, Lily Owsley, Zoe Shipperley, Amy Tennant, Anna Toman, Susannah Townsend, Laura Unsworth, Hollie Webb, Nicola White.

Fixtures: Poland (July 10), Japan (July 12), Germany (July 14), Ireland (July 16).

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