Great Britain head coach Bobby Crutchley has today named his squad for the forthcoming Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia.
It was good news for Wales as Dan Kyriakides was included in the 18 following his recent elevation to the senior men’s programme.
Cardiff & Met defender Kyriakides who recently returned from World League round 2 with Wales has been a part of the Great Britain programme since January this year and will be looking to further his development whilst in Malaysia. Commenting on the news he said:
“I’m so pleased to have been selected for the Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia. It’s going to be a great opportunity for me to play against some of the best teams in the world with Great Britain”
The Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament is an invitational event featuring four of the world’s top eight teams, including current World Champions and Champions Trophy holders Australia, plus New Zealand and Japan. India and Malaysia will also use this event as preparation for their visit to London this coming summer for the World League semi finals. Games are due to be streamed online by the hosts with more details to follow.
There was also good news on the coaching front as Wales head coach Zak Jones was invited to assist with the tournament as a member of Crutchley’s coaching team. Jones, who has assisted with GB U23 and development programmes in the past will link up with the GB senior men’s team for the duration of the tournament before returning to his Wales commitments, further highlighting the link between the home nations and Great Britain.
Tom Carson (Reading)
Brendan Creed (Surbiton)
Alan Forsyth (Surbiton)
James Gall (University of Nottingham)
Harry Gibson (Surbiton) (GK)
Mark Gleghorne (Beeston)
David Goodfield (Surbiton)
Chris Griffiths (East Grinstead)
Jonty Griffiths (Loughborough University)
Dan Kyriakides (Cardiff & Met)
Barry Middleton (Holcombe)
Phil Roper (Wimbledon)
Liam Sanford (Team Bath Buccaneers and RAF)
Ian Sloan (Wimbledon)
Sam Ward (Holcombe)
Henry Weir (Wimbledon)
Ollie Willars (Beeston)
Chris Wyver (Old Georgians) (GK)
Saturday 29 April, 9:05am UK time: Great Britain vs India
Sunday 30 April, 11:05am: Great Britain vs Japan
Tuesday 2 May, 1:35pm: Great Britain vs Malaysia
Wednesday 3 May, 11:05am: Great Britain vs Australia
Friday 5 May, 9:05am: Great Britain vs New Zealand
Saturday 6 May: Finals day