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Student selected to play for GB

A University of St Andrews hockey player has been selected to represent Great Britain against The Netherlands tomorrow night (Tuesday 27 October).

This is the first international call up to the Senior Women’s GB team for Emily Dark, 20, from Newburgh in Fife who is a third-year physics student at the University of St Andrews.

Emily has been selected for games against The Netherlands on 27 and 29 October and against Belgium on 31 October and 1 November as Great Britain returns to action in FIH Hockey Pro League. She was invited to train with the full Senior GB Women’s Hockey team early this month and has now been named in the team due to play tomorrow night.

Emily is a Scottish Senior Women’s Hockey Internationalist, is part of the performance hockey programme at the University of St Andrews and has won the Chancellor’s Award for Sporting Excellence for the last two years – the highest sporting accolade the University bestows.

She is also a Scottish Institute Supported Athlete with 23 Scotland Senior Women’s Hockey Team caps. She is currently on the GB Elite Development Programme and last year achieved a gold medal and was U21 Player of the Tournament at the European Championship II Division for Scotland in Glasgow in August 2019.

She also took bronze at the Indoor European Championship II Division in Croatia in January this year and a gold medal and player of the tournament at the Indoor European Club Challenge I in Porto in February 2020.

Emily is Captain of Dundee Wanderers Ladies 1sts and was selected to play for Scotland v New Zealand and USA and for GB Elite Development Programme v Belgium, before these games were called off due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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