Whiteman set to win his 50th international cap

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION: Tim Whiteman has been called into the Great Britain squad or the World League Final

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION: Tim Whiteman has been called into the Great Britain squad or the World League Final

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Former Harleston Magpies Hockey Club player Tim Whiteman could be set to gain his 50th Great Britain after being named in the squad for the World League Final in Raipur, India from November 27 to December 6.

Great Britain Men’s Coach Bobby Crutchley has made eight changes to the group that competed in the semi-final of the competition in June of this year, a tournament where Great Britain secured their place at the Olympics in Rio.

Great Britain are in a pool with Australia, Belgium and Canada with the other pool featuring Argentina, Germany, India and Netherlands.

Speaking about his selections head coach Bobby Crutchley has backed the players involved to stake a claim for Olympic selection for next year.

“I am very excited to select a squad including a number of younger players who we believe have very exciting futures ahead of them,” he said.

“Despite this inexperience, we believe all of the selected players are capable of pushing for Olympic selection in 2016.”

“We are still very ambitious and will initially be targeting a semi-final place.”