Under 21 Women named for Junior World Cup

By Hockey NZ

The New Zealand Under 21 Womens team has been named to compete at the Junior World Cup in Chile from 24 November - 5 December.

Its a young and talented group led by 20-year-old Auckland defender Maddison Dowe, who has played four tests for the Black Sticks.

Along with Dowe, a further three players are members of the New Zealand Development Squad including Stephanie Dickins, Tessa Jopp and Phoebe Steele.

New Zealand are looking to push deep into the tournament after battling Belgium, China and Spain in pool play.

Head coach Sean Dancer said its a youthful group full of confidence to put in a strong performance.

"Its a brilliant opportunity for these girls to stand up on the world stage. They have had development opportunities around the Black Sticks environment so are well prepared," he said.

"We are targeting a top eight finish which will certainly be a challenge against the best in the world but one we are definitely up for.

"There is plenty of spark in this side with the likes of Maddison who has played for the Black Sticks, so we hope to see that experience lift the performance of the entire team."

The Mens Junior World Cup will be played in Lucknow, India from 8-18 December.

NEW ZEALAND UNDER 21 WOMEN

JUNIOR WORLD CUP - SANTIAGO, CHILE

Tarryn DAVEY / Midlands / Defender / 20

Frances DAVIES / Midlands / Defender / 19

Stephanie DICKINS / North Harbour / Defender / 21

Maddison DOWE / Auckland / Defender / 20

Megan HULL / Midlands / Midfielder / 20

Alia JAQUES / Midlands / Midfielder / 21

Hattie JONES / North Harbour / Defender / 18

Tessa JOPP / Southern / Midfielder / 21

Tyler LENCH / Auckland / Midfielder / 19

Maddi McLEAN / Southern / Defender / 20

Kirsten NATION / Canterbury / Goalkeeper / 20

Kayla REED / North Harbour / Striker / 17

Deanna RITCHIE / Auckland / Striker / 20

Brooke ROBERTS / North Harbour / Goalkeeper / 21

Amy ROBINSON / Midlands / Striker / 20

Phoebe STEELE / Canterbury / Striker / 20

Catherine TINNING / Canterbury / Midfielder / 20

Emily WIUM / Canterbury / Striker / 17

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Hockey NZ

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