Glasgow National Hockey Centre hosts the Women’s EuroHockey Championship with qualification to the top tier of European field hockey the target for a host of teams including Scotland’s national side. Tickets are on sale.
The stakes have been high all this week with qualification for the 2021 Women’s EuroHockey Nations Championship (the top division of European hockey) the prize for the top two teams , while the bottom two will be relegated to the EuroHockey Championship III league.
The action takes place from 4-10 August and features a host of top international hockey teams. Scotland (squad below) play in Pool B which includes Austria, the Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Scotland women will be hoping a vibrant home crowd will aid their mission to regain their status at the top table of European hockey. Also taking to the pitch in Glasgow will be Italy, Wales, Poland and Turkey who compete in Pool A.
Scotland – aka the Tartan Hearts – come into the tournament off the back of a win over World Cup silver medallists Ireland in a test match in Stormont. Head coach Jen Wilson has recently named a strong squad including Sarah Robertson; Amy Costello and Nicola Cochrane who represented GB in the recent FIH Pro League. Charlotte Watson, who recently made her GB debut in Japan, is also in the squad for Scotland.
Announcing the squad Wilson said, “After some very tough selection decisions we are delighted to announce our team to compete in EuroHockey Championship II. The squad this year has made superb progress and our ‘selection headaches’ are testament to all of the hard work this incredible group of players have put in.
“We are all looking forward to playing in front of our home crowd and can’t wait to have that full support behind us.”
Come and watch hockey’s rapid rise as a spectator sport that never fails to thrill the crowds, and cheer on your team in Glasgow as they go toe-to-toe to reach the #NextLevel.
Matches take place daily from 4-10 August save for Thursday 8 which is a rest day. See below for the full tournament schedule.
Tickets in advance are available via the Ticketslink.
Tickets on the day are subject to availability. Checking the Scottish Hockey Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
Scotland squad for Women’s EuroHockey Championship II
Fiona Burnet (Wimbledon) ~ Louise Campbell (Edinburgh University) ~ Nicola Cochrane (Beeston) ~ Robyn Collins (Surbiton) ~ Bex Condie (Gloucester City) ~ Amy Costello (University of Birmingham) ~ Kaz Cuthbert (Western Wildcats) ~ Emily Dark (Dundee Wanderers) ~ Jen Eadie (Clydesdale Western) ~ Amy Gibson (Der Club An Der Alster) ~ Kate Holmes (Western Wildcats) ~ Sarah Jamieson (Munchner Sports Club) ~ Lucy Lanigan (Watsonians) ~ Sarah Robertson (Hampstead & Westminster) ~ Fiona Semple (Wimbledon) ~ Millie Steiger (Clydesdale Western) ~ Becky Ward (Western Wildcats) ~ Charlotte Watson (Dundee Wanderers)
Full tournament schedule:
Sunday 4 August 2019
10:15 | Pool A: Italy v Wales
12:30 | Pool A: Poland v Turkey
14:45 | Pool B: Scotland v Ukraine
17:00 | Pool B: Czech Republic v Austria
Monday 5 August 2019
15:45 | Pool A: Wales v Turkey
18:00 | Pool A: Poland v Italy
Tuesday 6 August 2019
15:45 | Pool B: Ukraine v Austria
18:00 | Pool B: Czech Republic v Scotland
Wednesday 7 August 2019
12:15 | Pool A: Italy v Turkey
14:30 | Pool A: Wales v Poland
16:45 | Pool B: Ukraine v Czech Republic
19:00 | Pool B: Scotland v Austria
Thursday 8 August 2019
Friday 9 August 2019
10:15 | Pool C: 4th Pool A v 4th Pool B
12:30 | Pool C: 3rd Pool A v 3rd Pool B
14:45 | SF1: 1st Pool A v 2nd Pool B
17:00 | SF2: 1st Pool B v 2nd Pool A
Saturday 10 August 2019
09:30 | Pool C: 3rd Pool A v 4th Pool B
11:45 | Pool C: 3rd Pool B v 4th Pool A
14:00 | 3rd / 4th Playoff: Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
16:15 | Final: Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
17:45 | Prize giving ceremony