Key pair included in Team GB
Reading forward Alex Danson and Leicester defender Crista Cullen have been named in Great Britain's Olympic squad after recent injury scares.
Danson injured her shoulder and Cullen her ankle in the final match of the test event at Olympic Park earlier this month.
Coach Danny Kerry said at the time he was hopeful both would be fit and although neither are likely to be risked in next month's London Cup - at which the rest of the squad will play - their involvement in the London Games will be crucial to GB's chances.
"Words cannot describe how difficult it has been to make the final decision in selecting this squad," said Kerry, who fought back tears addressing a press conference this morning at the London Stock Exchange, where captain Kate Walsh officially opened trading.
"Since we centralised our training programme in late 2009, our process has been continuous, making it our most thorough and exhaustive ever.
"We have chosen what we feel is the best combination of players for the challenges of the Olympic Games.
"Each and every one of the 28 athletes in the training group has committed so much and as a result we have the most powerful squad spirit I have ever known.
"I want to offer my congratulations to those that have been selected who I know will do our squad proud in London.
"I also want to offer my most heartfelt commiserations to those that have not been selected - they have given everything."
Scots Laura Bartlett and Emily Maguire and Wales international Sarah Thomas have been included in the 16-strong squad.
Squad: B Storry (GK), L Bartlett, A Danson, E Maguire, H Richardson, K Walsh (Reading), A Ball, N White (Slough); C Cullen, H Macleod, C Rogers, A Panter (Leicester), S Thomas (unattached); G Twigg (Clifton); L Unsworth (Loughborough Students); S Walton (Bowdon Hightown). Reserves: A Walker (GK), N Seymour (EuroCanterbury).