Tina Evans: Former hockey captain returns to action for Wales women

Tina Evans
Tina Evans has pursued a career in information technology during her absence from the Wales team

Former women's hockey captain Tina Evans has returned to Wales duty ahead of their three-match series against Italy in Rome.

Wales women face the hosts three times, on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Evans won the first of her 75 caps in 2005 and ends a three-year absence.

She said, "I'm really excited to be back. It was an honour to captain Wales for a number of years and to step back on the pitch for Wales this week is going to take me back years."

Wales women squad

Abi Welsford (capt; Swansea City Spartans), Beth Bingham (Loughborough University), Danni Jordan, (Clifton HC), Ella Jackson (GK; University of Exeter), Hannah Cozens (Loughborough University), Joanne Westwood (Swansea City Spartans), Julie Whiting (FC Lyon), Leah Wilkinson (vice capt), Holcombe HC, Lisa Daley (Swansea City Spartans), Natasha Marke-Jones (Swansea City Spartans), Phoebe Richards (Buckingham HC), Roseanne Thomas (GK; Wimbledon HC), Sarah Jones (Holcombe HC), Sarah-Jane Thorburn (Swansea City Spartans), Sian French Bowdon (Hightown HC), Sophie Clayton (Swansea City Spartans), Tina Evans (University of Birmingham), Xenna Hughes (East Grinstead).