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Scotland’s Emily Dark invited to train with GB women

Scotland international Emily Dark has been invited to train with the senior GB women squad during October, the 20 year-old becoming the latest to progress in the GB Elite Development Programme.

Dark was selected for the GB EDP programme in 2018 and says she will “embrace” the experience.

Dark said: “It has been an ambition of mine to play for GB for so many years, so to be offered this opportunity to train with them for the next three weeks is unbelievable.

“I am incredibly excited to get started, not only for high-quality hockey but to meet everyone too. This is a big opportunity for me to show what I can bring to the game and I want to embrace it and have fun.”

“GB EDP has been fantastic. It’s always really tough and they constantly challenge you mentally and physically, but I come away from every session having learned something new, or having thought about something from a different perspective.

Dark follows fellow Scot Charlotte Watson who has made the step up and was young player of the tournament at the EuroHockey Championship II in Glasgow last summer.

Scotland head coach Jen Wilson said: “Emily’s natural position is in defence however she played the whole tournament in our striker line and scored some very impressive goals. For such a young player, she plays with an incredible amount of maturity and a vast repertoire of skills which continue to develop rapidly.”

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