Hockey: Olympic door not closed on omitted Black Sticks

Julia King during the match between New Zealand and India. Photo / Getty Images
Julia King during the match between New Zealand and India. Photo / Getty Images

Black Sticks women's coach Mark Hager is leaving the Olympic door open to those who've missed the cut for the Champions Trophy.

Goalkeeper Georgia Barnett swaps out for experienced custodian Sally Rutherford, while midfielder-striker Julia King is another to miss the cut.

Hager says he was impressed by what King offered at the recent International Hockey Open in Darwin.

He says by no means have they closed the door on those players.

21-year-old Liz Thompson is one of four players named in a leadership group for the tournament in London.

- Radio Sport

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