Team England Women’s National Team Director Phil Collier has named his 26-woman World Cup Training squad.
The World Cup Training squad will now head to the US in February for a series of matches before welcoming Japan to England in March to ensure high-level competition before the tournament gets underway in July.
The group will also meet for further regular camps and training weekends in England before selecting the final squad in the weeks leading up to the event.
Collier and the management team have been working with a 44-strong squad at Team England camps and training weekends, the last one of which took place last weekend at Surrey Sports Park, venue for the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
The squad contains a blend of youth and experience with some having been present at previous world cups while for others it will be their first time on the world’s biggest stage should they be selected for the final roster.
Collier expressed his delight with the squad and the options that are available to him looking ahead to the summer.
“The 26 selected players represent a very exciting squad which gives us tough competition for places in every position.
“There are players who have not been selected on this occasion that in previous years may well have been expected to make the team. This just shows the progress we have made as a country and the strength in depth we now have available.
“I would like to commend every member that has been a part of the squad up to this point for all the effort and dedication they given to Team England.”
The 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup will take place in Guildford from 12-22 July with tickets on sale now at www.2017worldlacrosse.com
Team England Women’s World Cup Training Squad