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Australia name Champions Trophy squad

The Hockeyroos have named an 19-strong Champions Trophy squad led by 193-cap veteran Madonna Blyth. At the other end of the caps scale is newcomer Georgie Parker who scored the Southern Suns’ (South Australia) winning goal in the Australian Hockey League final last weekend.

[img_assist|nid=2350|title=|desc=Hockeyroos captain for the 2011 Rabo FIH Champions Trophy|link=node|align=left|width=200|height=215]Australian coach Adam Commens said: “It is important to note that International performances both in 2010 and 2011 were considered strongly as well as their most recent AHL performances. South Australia’s performances have been recognised with increased representation in the National squad and Georgie Parker’s debut selection for the Hockeyroos.”

The Champions Trophy squad  will be reduced to 18 prior to the tournament which will be held in Amsterdam from June 25-July 2, 2011

Hockeyroos veteran Nicole Arrold, arguably the team’s best player at last year’s gold medal Commonwealth Games campaign, has recently returned to Australia after playing club hockey in the Netherlands and is still considering her future with the Hockeyroos. She was not selected in the Champions Trophy team due to not competing at the Australian Hockey League.

Another high-profuile athlete, Kate Hollywood, remains with the Hockeyroos development squad.

Australia Champions Trophy squad – to be reduced to 18.

Name

State

Games played

Madonna Blyth

QLD

193

Jade Close

NSW

17

Toni Cronk

NSW

91

Casey Eastham

NSW

109

Anna Flanagan

ACT

23

Marnie Hudson

QLD

12

Emily Hurtz

NSW

32

Kate Jenner

NSW

23

Rachael Lynch

VIC

54

Kobie McGurk

WA

133

Jacklyn McRae

NSW

2

Ashleigh Nelson

WA

75

Georgie Parker

SA

0

Megan Rivers

NSW

159

Jodie Schulz

QLD

12

Jayde Taylor

WA

33

Renee Trost

VIC

28

Jade Warrender

NSW

10

Kellie White

NSW

12

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