The Great Britain captaincy team has been named for the Women’s World Championship Division I Group B which gets under way this weekend in Riga.

Jodie Alderson-Smith will captain GB with Beth Hill, Rachel Cartwright and Katherine Gale as Alternate Captains.

GB face Italy this lunchtime in a challenge game with the team undergoing final preparations ahead of the tournament.

The two sides also go head-to-head in the opening game of the tournament on Sunday.

GB then go on to face Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Latvia.

Women’s World Championship Division I Group A – Great Britain schedule 
Sunday 31st March: Great Britain v Italy – 12:30 (10:30 UK time)
Monday 1st April: Poland v Great Britain – 12:30 (10:30)
Wednesday 3rd April: Slovakia v Great Britain – 12:30 (10:30)
Friday 5th April: Slovenia v Great Britain – 16:00 (14:00)
Saturday 6th April: Great Britain v Latvia – 19:30 (17:30)