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Great Britain women's hockey team train with marines

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The England women's hockey team will be taking on some of sport's elite nations from 10-18 July in Nottingham at the 2010 Champions Trophy.

They will be facing the three top-ranked international teams, Netherlands, Argentina and China. Germany and New Zealand join England in the six-strong tournament.

BBC Sport caught up with the England players and the rest of the Great Britain squad ahead of the championship as they underwent two days of gruelling training with the Royal Marines.


Champions Trophy 2010 Venue: Highfield Sports Club, Nottingham Dates: 10-18 July

BBC Coverage: Daily video reports at bbc.co.uk/hockey, some updates on 5 Live, and Ollie Williams will be blogging and Tweeting from Nottingham

Six of the top hockey-playing nations in the world - Argentina, China, England, Germany, Holland and New Zealand - will compete in the tournament, each team playing every other with the final places determined by play-off matches.

The event will also feature a four-nation invitational tournament between the GB men's team, Japan, New Zealand and Germany. Tickets from the official site

Schedule (all times BST):

Saturday 10 July - Women

11:00 China v Germany

14:00 Argentina v England

16:30 Netherlands v New Zealand

Sunday 11 July 2010 - Women

13:30 Argentina v Germany

16:00 Netherlands v England

18:30 New Zealand v China

Monday 12 July - Men

17:30 Germany v New Zealand

20:00 Great Britain v Japan

Tuesday 13 July - Women

11:00 New Zealand v Argentina

13:30 Germany v England

16:00 China v Netherlands

Wednesday 14 July - Men

13:30 Great Britain v Germany

16:00 New Zealand v Japan

Thursday 15 July - Women

11:00 Germany v New Zealand

13:30 England v China

16:00 Argentina v Netherlands

Friday 16 July - Men

17:30 Germany v Japan

20:00 New Zealand v Great Britain

Saturday 17 July - Women

10:00 Netherlands v Germany

12:30 England v New Zealand

15:00 China v Argentina

17:30 Men's Four Nations 3rd v 4th

20:00 Men's Four Nations Final

Sunday 18 July - Women's play offs

09:30 5th v 6th

12:15 Bronze Medal Match

15:00 Final

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