Ipswich’s Hannah Martin in England hockey squad for World League semi-final in Johannesburg

Ipswich's Hannah Martin

Ipswich's Hannah Martin - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Ipswich’s Hannah Martin has been named in the England squad of 18 that will contest the Hockey World League Semi-final in Johannesburg, starting on July 8.

Martin, who made her international debut earlier this year, is part of an experienced group with 10 Olympic gold medallists.

Danny Kerry said, “We go to this tournament 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.

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

England play on July 10, 12, 14 and 16 against Poland, Japan, Germany and Ireland respectively, before the quarter-finals begin on the 18th.