Changzhou, China, will be hosting the 23rd edition of the Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy from 17th to 25th November 2018. This edition is also quite special as it will be the last edition of the Hockey Champions trophy before being replaced by the upcoming Hockey Pro League since 2019. China is hosting this year’s tournament, although FIH first chose Argentina as the host nation. But, the change of venue happened due to their tussle with the Argentine Hockey Confederation as they failed to fulfill several of their contractual obligations.
China automatically earned the qualification for this year’s Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy as the host nation. Argentina achieved their place in the tournament as the defending champion. Besides, Great Britain got their qualification as the winner of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Netherlands has secured their place in the competition as the champion of the 2017 World League and 2018 Hockey World Cup. Australia and Japan have achieved their places in the tournament after getting the invitations from the FIH Executive Board. And, here goes the full detail of each team participating in the 2018 Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy.
Head coach: Agustín Corradini
Players: Delfina Merino (Captain), Belén Succi (Goalkeeper), Florencia Mutio (Goalkeeper), Sofía Toccalino, Agustina Gorzelany, Eugenia Trinchinetti, Agostina Alonso, Martina Cavallero, Magdalena Fernández Ladra, Agustina Habif, María José Granatto, Florencia Habif, Victoria Sauze, Lucina von der Heyde, Milagros Fernández Ladra, Paula Ortiz, Julieta Jankunas, Julia Gomes Fantasia
Head coach: Paul Gaudoin
Players: Ashlee Wells (Goalkeeper), Rachael Lynch (Goalkeeper), Ambrosia Malone, Brooke Peris, Penny Squibb, Jodie Kenny, Lily Brazel, Maddy Fitzpatrick, Karri McMahon, Greta Hayes, Edwina Bone, Stephanie Kershaw, Kaitlin Nobbs, Jane Claxton, Kalindi Commerford, Emily Smith, Rebecca Greiner, Hayley Padget
Head coach: Huang Yongsheng
Players: Cui Qiuxia (Captain), Chen Yi (Goalkeeper), Ye Jiao (Goalkeeper), Gu Bingfeng, Tang Wanli, Sun Xiao, Xu Wengyu, Peng Yang, Liang Menyu, Li Hong, Zhang Jinrong, Ou Zixia, Zhang Xiaoxue, He Juangxin, Zhong Mengling, Xi Xiayun, Chen Yang, Dan Wen
Head coach: David Ralph
Players: Hollie Pearne-Webb (Captain), Amy Tennant (Goalkeeper), Sabbie Heesh (Goalkeeper), Laura Unsworth, Sarah Haycroft, Anna Toman, Hannah Martin, Susannah Townsend, Sarah Robertson, Suzy Petty, Erica Sanders, Tessa Howard, Sarah Jones, Giselle Ansley, Sophie Bray, Lily Owsley, Grace Balsdon, Amy Costello
Head coach: Anthony Farry
Players: Natsuki Naito (Captain), Megumi Kageyama (Goalkeeper), Yuka Yoshikawa (Goalkeeper), Mayumi Ono, Natsuha Matsumoto, Yu Asai, Hazuki Nagai, Yukari Mano, Akiko Kato, Minami Shimizu, Yuri Nagai, Miki Kozuka, Maho Segawa, Yui Ishibashi, Shihori Oikawa, Kanon Mori, Mami Karino, Kimika Hoshi, Motomi Kawamura, Sakurako Omoto
Head coach: Alyson Annan
Players: Eva de Goede (Captain), Anne Veenendaal (Goalkeeper), Josine Koning (Goalkeeper), Alexandra Heerbaart (Goalkeeper), Reneé van Laarhoven, Sanne Koolen, Laurien Leurink, Xan de Waard, Maria Verschoor, Caia van Maasakker, Ginella Zerbo, Pien Sanders, Marijn Veen, Laura Nunnink, Lauren Stam, Margot van Geffen, Maxime Kerstholt, Yibbi Jansen, Margot Zuidhof, Maartje Krekelaar