GB U18 Women name captaincy trio

The captaincy trio has been named for Great Britain Under-18 Women’s World Championship tournament in Poland this week.

The team will be captained by Louise Beresford with her assistants confirmed as Katie Marsden and Jemma Wallis.

GB get their Division 1B campaign under way in Katowice tomorrow with a game against Italy (12noon UK time).

Matches then follow against Denmark (Monday), Poland (Wednesday), China (Thursday) and Kazakhstan (Saturday).

Coach, Michelle Smith, said: “We are very happy with our captaincy trio.

“The three of them are good personalities to have on our leadership team.

“We will be looking for them to lead by example and set a great example for the rest of the squad to follow.

“We have players who have played in World Championship tournaments but to others this is very new.

“It will be important that the experienced players take the lead.”