GB Women Awarded Caps

Seven of Great Britain Women’s players were awarded their GB cap at a special presentation outside the arena in Maribor last night.

Last season’s roster in Korea were all awarded a cap in Gangneung and 15 of those players are on the roster for this year’s World Championship Division II Group A in Slovenia.

Six players, who had previously played for GB, returned to the squad this season and were handed their cap in order of them representing GB.

Holly Cornford (90), Katherine Gale (91), Sophie Herbert (92), Samantha Bolwell (97), Beth Scoon (104) and Jodie Bloom (105), were joined by debutant cap Abigail Culshaw who became the 128th player to represent GB.

Great Britain Women forwards Katie Henry and Angela Taylor became the fifth and sixth players in history to reach the 50-cap milestone during this afternoon’s 5-1 victory over Australia Women in the World Championship Division II Group A.

The duo join Georgina Farman, Lauren Haliwell, Alice Lamb and Emily Turner in reaching the half-century milestone.

Head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “It’s unique and it is a great honour for them to have.

“It was a very special day for those two players today.” 

The girls are pictured outside the arena – from left to right: Samantha Bolwell, Jodie Bloom, Sophie Herbert, Abigail Culshaw, Beth Scoon, Katherine Gale and Holly Cornford.