Kelburne Stars in Germany

Great Britain (men) to take on World Champions Germany
06.05.08
Great Britain?s men are set to take on World Champions Germany in three Test Matches between 8-11 May in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Great Britain and Germany are preparing for the Olympic Games in Beijing later this year with both countries only securing qualification for the World?s biggest sporting event recently. Great Britain topped their qualifying group in Chile in March and Germany went unbeaten in their bid to book their tickets to Beijing in April.

Barry Middleton has been released from this squad so he can participate for his Club, GHC, in the European Hockey League Final.

Team Manager Pete Nicholson said ?Having recently qualified for the Beijing Olympics and, after a number of home based training camps, we are now starting the next phase of our preparation for The Games with three test matches against Germany. Following their recent Olympic qualification in Japan, in which they did not concede a goal, the Germans will provide us with quality match practice.?

Match Schedule

Thursday 8 May: 1930hrs (1830hrs BST)
Saturday 10 May: 1600hrs (1500hrs BST)
Sunday 11 May: 1200hrs (1100hrs BST)

Squad
Richard Alexander (England & Surbiton)

GB Caps: 19, GB Goals: 2, AGE: 26

Jon Bleby (England & Loughborough Students)
GB Caps: 21, GB Goals: 1, AGE: 28

Jonty Clarke (England & Reading)
GB Caps: 17, GB Goals: 3, AGE: 27

Matt Daly (England & Surbiton)
GB Caps: 18, GB Goals: 6, AGE: 24

Stephen Dick (Scotland & Inverleith)
GB Caps: 16, GB Goals: 4, AGE: 22

James Fair (England & Cannock)
GB Caps: 6, GB Goals: 0, AGE: 27

Ben Hawes (England & Surbiton)
GB Caps: 54, GB Goals: 19, AGE: 27

Ashley Jackson (England & East Grinstead)

GB Caps: 21, GB Goals: 6, AGE: 20

Glenn Kirkham (England & East Grinstead)
GB Caps: 21, GB Goals: 2, AGE: 25

Richard Mantell (England & Reading)
GB Caps: 18, GB Goals: 10, AGE: 26

Simon Mantell (England & Reading)
GB Caps: 15, GB Goals: 3, AGE: 24

Ben Marsden (England & Surbiton)
GB Caps: 18, GB Goals: 0, AGE: 28

Alistair McGregor (Scotland & Loughborough Students)
GB Caps: 16, GB Goals: 0, AGE: 26

Graham Moodie (Scotland & Western Wildcats)
GB Caps: 46, GB Goals: 4, AGE: 27

Rob Moore (England & Surbiton)

GB Caps: 40, GB Goals: 9, AGE: 26

Mark Ralph (Scotland & Kelburne)
GB Caps: 18, GB Goals: 1, AGE: 28

Niall Stott (Scotland & Kelburne)
GB Caps: 55, GB Goals: 8, AGE: 27

James Tindall (England & Surbiton)
GB Caps: 19, GB Goals: 6, AGE: 25