Scotland women's national field hockey team

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Association Scottish Hockey
Confederation EHF (Europe)
CoachJen Wilson
Assistant coach(es)Neil Menzies
CaptainRebecca Ward
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The Scotland women's national field hockey team represents Scotland in international women's field hockey competitions, with the exception of the Olympic Games when Scottish players are eligible to play for the Great Britain women's national field hockey team as selected. [2] Scotland recently participated in the inaugural season of the FIH Hockey World League, but were knocked out in round 2, failing to qualify for the 2014 Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands. [2] As of November 2015 they are seventeenth in the FIH outdoor world rankings. [3]

Scotland Country in Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and the North Channel to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Field hockey team sport version of hockey played on grass or turf with sticks and a round ball

Field hockey is a team game of the hockey family. The game can be played on grass, water turf, artificial turf or synthetic field as well as an indoor board surface. Each team plays with eleven players, including the goalie. Players use sticks made out of wood, carbon fibre, fibre glass or a combination of carbon fibre and fibre glass in different quantities to hit a round, hard, plastic ball. The length of the stick is based on the player's individual height. Only one face of the stick is allowed to be used. Goalies often have a different kind of stick, however they can also use an ordinary field hockey stick. The specific goal-keeping sticks have another curve at the end of the stick, this is to give them more surface area to save the ball. The uniform consists of shin guards, shoes, shorts, a mouth guard and a jersey. Today, the game is played globally, mainly in parts of Western Europe, South Asia, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and parts of the United States. Known simply as "hockey" in many territories, the term "field hockey" is used primarily in Canada and the United States where ice hockey is more popular. In Sweden, the term "landhockey" is used and to some degree also in Norway where it is governed by Norway's Bandy Association.

Field hockey at the Summer Olympics

Field hockey, was introduced at the Olympic Games as a men's competition at the 1908 Games in London, with six teams, including four from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Competing as Great Britain

Scotland do not compete at the Olympic Games, but Scottish players are eligible to play for Great Britain as selected. Great Britain instead of the four individual home nations (including Scotland) also compete at certain editions of both the FIH Hockey World League, usually when the tournament serves as an Olympic Games qualifier (most recently in 2014–15), and the FIH Hockey Champions Trophy, when held during Olympic years (most recently in 2016).

The Great Britain women's national field hockey team represents Great Britain in international field hockey tournaments such as the Summer Olympics.

2014–15 Womens FIH Hockey World League Final

The 2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League Final was the 2nd edition of the Finals of the FIH Hockey World League for women. It took place between 5–13 December 2015 in Rosario, Argentina. A total of eight teams competed for the title.

The Hockey Champions Trophy (HCT) was an international field hockey tournament held by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

At the 1992 Olympic Games, Scottish field hockey players, Susan Fraser, Wendy Fraser and Alison Ramsay won bronze medals, as part of the Great Britain team in the women's tournament. [4] Scottish players Laura Bartlett and Emily Maguire repeated the feat at the 2012 Olympic Games. [5] [6] Also with the Great Britain team, Maguire won silver at the 2012 FIH Hockey Champions Trophy (as did Bartlett), and a gold medal for winning the 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League Semi-finals. [5] [6]

The Olympic field hockey tournament at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, was held in Estadi Olímpic de Terrassa from 26 July to 8 August 1992.

Susan Barbara "Sue" Fraser is a former field hockey player from Scotland, who was a member of the British squad that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Four years later in Atlanta, Georgia she ended up in fourth place with the national squad. She is currently a teacher at Gowriehill Primary School in Dundee.

Wendy Katrina Justice is a former field hockey player from Scotland, who was a member of the British squad that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Affiliated with Glasgow Western Ladies she competed in two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988. She is currently a Physical Education teacher at Craigholme School.

Tournament history

    Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place
An asterisk denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty shootouts.
A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Scotland.

World Cup

World Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1983 7th–8th Play–off8th place7214517
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1986 9th–10th Play–off10th place7205714
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1998 9th–10th Play–off10th place73041116
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2002 11th–12th Play–off12th place9207827

World League

World League record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
2012–13 Round 218th place106224110
2016–17

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1998 Group StageN/A53111111
Flag of England.svg 2002 5th–6th Play–off6th place51041117
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2006 5th–6th Play–off6th place52031111
Flag of India.svg 2010 7th–8th Play–off7th place51221110
Flag of Scotland.svg 2014 5th–6th Play–off6th place5203613
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2018 7th–8th Play–off7th place52121010

EuroHockey Nations Championship

Euro Championship record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of France.svg 1984 5th–6th Play–off6th place740389
Flag of England.svg 1987 5th–6th Play–off6th place74031413
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1991 5th–6th Play–off5th place7502159
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1995 5th–6th Play–off6th place7322197
Flag of Germany.svg 1999 5th–6th Play–off6th place73221312
Flag of Spain.svg 2003 7th place
Flag of Ireland.svg 2005 7th place
2007 European Nations Challenge IIGold medal icon.svg
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2009 5th–8th Group8th place6033311
2011 European Nations Challenge IIGold medal icon.svg
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 2013 5th–8th Group6th place6204910
Flag of England.svg 2015 5th–8th Group6th place6303107
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 5th–8th Group8th place501429

Champions Challenge I

Hockey Champions Challenge I
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
2002 to 2009 - Did not participate
Flag of Ireland.svg 2011 3rd–4th Play–off3rd place62311111
Flag of Ireland.svg 2012 3rd–4th Play–off4th place612156
Flag of Scotland.svg 2014 7th–8th Play–off7th place62131412

Hockey World Cup Qualifier

Hockey Champions Challenge I
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1997 3rd–4th Play-off3rd place7322165
Flag of France.svg 2001 5th–6th Play–off6th place84131411
Flag of Italy.svg 2006 9th–10th Play–off10th place71061120
Flag of Chile.svg 2010 Pool Stage2nd place430192

EuroHockey Nations Indoor Championship

Players

Current squad

These are the 18 players selected for the Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia, 6 to 14 April 2018. [7]

Hockey at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Field hockey at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held on the Gold Coast, Australia from 5 to 14 April. The hockey competition was held at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre. This is the sixth time that the hockey competition was held, following the sport's debut at the 1998 Games.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
21 GK Flag of Scotland.svg Nicki Cochrane (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 25)0 Flag of England.svg Beeston
291 GK Flag of Scotland.svg Amy Gibson (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 29)0 Flag of England.svg Reading

62 DF Flag of Scotland.svg Becky Ward (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 30) Flag of Scotland.svg Western Wildcats
82 DF Flag of Scotland.svg Amy Costello (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21) Flag of England.svg Uni of Birmingham
142 DF Flag of Scotland.svg Kareena Cuthbert (captain) (1987-01-27) 27 January 1987 (age 32) Flag of Scotland.svg Western Wildcats
262 DF Flag of Scotland.svg Robyn Collins (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 26) Flag of England.svg Surbiton
282 DF Flag of Scotland.svg Bex Condie (vice-captain) (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 29) Flag of England.svg Uni of Birmingham

43 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Mairi Drummond (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 26) Flag of England.svg Wimbledon
93 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Katie Robertson (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 22) Flag of Scotland.svg Grove Menzieshill
103 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Sarah Robertson (1993-09-27) 27 September 1993 (age 25) Flag of England.svg Hampstead & Westminster
193 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Nikki Alexander-Lloyd (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 32) Flag of England.svg Wimbledon
213 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Alison Howie (1991-07-03) 3 July 1991 (age 28) Flag of Scotland.svg Clydesdale Western
223 MF Flag of Scotland.svg Nicola Skrastin (1992-09-16) 16 September 1992 (age 26) Flag of Scotland.svg Grove Menzieshill

74 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Amy Brodie (1990-08-17) 17 August 1990 (age 28) Flag of Scotland.svg Edinburgh University
124 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Charlotte Watson (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 21) Flag of Scotland.svg Dundee Wanderers
174 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Sarah Jamieson (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 25) Flag of Scotland.svg Grove Menzieshill
204 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Millie Brown (1996-08-16) 16 August 1996 (age 22) Flag of Scotland.svg Clydesdale Western
304 FW Flag of Scotland.svg Lucy Lanigan (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 25) Flag of Scotland.svg Clydesdale Western

Notable former players

Laura Bartlett Scottish field hockey player

Laura Bartlett is a retired Scottish field hockey player, representing Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She competed for the national team in the women's tournament, winning a bronze medal.

Alison Gail Ramsay is a former Scottish field hockey player, who was a member of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. She is one of the world's most capped women's hockey players, with over 250 appearances for Scotland and Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and received the MBE.

Pauline Judith Robertson-Stott is a retired female field hockey player from Scotland. She represented Great Britain in two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996 when she captained the team that ended up in fourth place. she now works at kilgraston schools and is the head of the department of sport

See also

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