Tuesday, April 23, 2024

England women ended golden summer with EuroHockey 2023 berth

England women ended a golden summer by punching their ticket to next summer’s EuroHockey Championships after an 11-0 win over Slovakia.

England finished the qualifiers without conceding from three matches and Hannah Martin bagging seven for the tournament in Durham.

Against Slovakia, nine player got on the scoresheet, while Fiona Crackles scored her first international goal. Fellow Durham student Tess Howard got the ball rolling in the fourth minute, while captain Hollie Pearne-Webb got in on the act two minutes from time, her last strike before pulling on the Great Britain vest ahead of the Paris Olympic cycle.

Scotland women also qualified for the EuroHockey Championships after securing three wins from three with a 4-2 victory over Switzerland in Dunkirk.

Goals from Fiona Burnet, Bronwyn Shields, Heather McEwan and Sarah Jamieson in the second quarter sealed the win needed for next year’s tournament in Monchengladbach.

Wales won Men’s EuroHockey Qualifier D after a 7-2 victory over Gibraltar in Uddingston.

Scotland secured second spot after an 8-0 victory over Switzerland in Uddingston and will play in Men’s EuroHockey Championship II next year.

Ireland men closed out their EuroHockey Championship qualifier with a comprehensive 9-0 win over Turkey but ultimately finished runners-up to tournament hosts France in Calais.

Ireland women had already qualified for the 2023 competition.

Who has qualified for EuroHockey 2023?

Men’s EuroHockey 2023

Germany, Belgium, England, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, France, Wales.

Women’s EuroHockey 2023

Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, England.

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