Sarah Robertson, who recently surpassed 100 joint-caps for Scotland and GB while playing for GB in Argentina, is in the squad as is her fellow GB athletes Amy Costello and Nicki Cochrane. Lucy Lanigan also makes the squad after catching the eye in the recent warm-weather camp in Gran Canaria, where Scotland women clocked up four wins from five against Wales in a test series.
The Tartan Hearts have a two-match test series against Ireland in Glasgow on the horizon as the squad prepares for Gold Coast 2018. Over 1,000 school children from all over Scotland will cheer the team on at the two matches and give the squad a huge support as they set off for Australia.
Scotland women’s Head Coach Gordon Shepherd said, “The level of competition within the squad at the selection camp was excellent, and this left us with some difficult decisions to make, but we are extremely pleased and excited with the squad we have selected.
“Every player wants to represent Scotland at a Commonwealth Games as it’s the only multi-sport experience they will get playing for Scotland. The squad has a balance of experience and youth and there has been a big turnaround in personnel since Glasgow 2014 – only five players who represented Scotland then are selected for the Gold Coast.
“We have been very fortunate to have had great support from sportscotland and Scottish Hockey to have our players available for periods of full time training, and I and the players are extremely thankful for that support.”
Scotland ladies squad:
Amy Brodie (Edinburgh University)
Millie Brown (Clydesdale Western)
Nicki Cochrane (Beeston)
Kareena Cuthbert (C) (Western Wildcats)
Bex Condie (VC) (University of Birmingham)
Robyn Collins (Surbiton)
Amy Costello (University of Birmingham)
Mairi Drummond (Wimbledon)
Amy Gibson (Reading)
Ali Howie (Clydesdale Western)
Sarah Jamieson (Grove Menzieshill)
Lucy Lanigan (Clydesdale Western)
Nikki Alexander-Lloyd (Wimbledon)
Sarah Robertson (Hampstead and Westminster)
Katie Robertson (Grove Menzieshill)
Nicola Skrastin (Grove Menzieshill)
Becky Ward (Western Wildcats)
Charlotte Watson (Dundee Wanderers)