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Wood set for England debut

England Women have named an 18-strong squad for next week's Investec Cup international hockey tournament at Lee Valley in London.

The squad for the pre-Commonwealth Games event features all 16 players named for Glasgow, along with East Grinstead goalkeeper Kirsty Mackay and Surbiton's Sarah Haycroft, neither of whom will be heading to Scotland later this month.

Newcomer to the squad, Holcombe's Lucy Wood, will make her international debut against Wales on Wednesday, the first of four matches over a five-day period.

England skipper Kate Richardson-Walsh said in a statement: "As ever we are delighted to play in our sponsor's flagship event.

"It's a great opportunity to get the team ready for the Commonwealth Games and to play at our new legacy venue on Olympic Park. We hope everyone who comes to watch enjoys what is sure to be a fantastic tournament on home soil."

In addition to England and Wales, the round-robin format inlcudes South Africa and Scotland with the top-two teams meeting again in the final on Sunday, 13th.

England squad:Maddie Hinch (Holcombe), Kirsty Mackay (East Grinstead), Laura Unsworth (Holcombe), Sarah Haycroft (Surbiton), Georgie Twigg (Surbiton), Susannah Townsend (Reading), Susie Gilbert (Reading), Kate Richardson-Walsh (Reading), Sam Quek (Reading), Alex Danson (Reading), Giselle Ansley (Surbiton), Sophie Bray (East Grinstead), Hollie Webb (Surbiton), Ellie Watton (Beeston), Lily Owsley (University of Birmingham), Zoe Shipperley (Buckingham), Nicola White (Leicester), Lucy Wood (Holcombe).

Women's schedule

Wednesday, July 9th:

11:00 - Scotland v South Africa

13:15 - England v Wales

Thursday, July 10th:

11:00 - Wales v Scotland

13:15 - South Africa v England

Friday, July 11th:

Rest Day

Saturday, July 12th:

15:00 - South Africa v Wales

17:15 - England v Scotland

Sunday, July 13th:

12:15 - 3rd /4th play-off match

17:15 - Final