ACT sponsored athlete Kaz Cuthbert has been selected as part of the Scotland women’s hockey squad for a test series against Ireland.

The three matches of the series will be held on October 22 and 25 in Belfast and on October 24 in Banbridge.

The teams met last August at the RABO EuroHockey Championships 2017 in Amsterdam, battling out to conclude a close 0-0 draw.

Kaz has been chosen to play in test series.

The Scottish team includes several new faces, including Kaz’s Western Wildcats team-mate Danie McMurray, as well as Laura Swanson Rachael Mack, Lorna Cruickshank and Emily Dark.

On the Scottish Hockey website, Scotland women’s head coach Gordon Shepherd said: “I’ve decided to use these games to give players who were not selected this summer for the World League Semi Final and European Championships an opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the squad that will be selected for warm weather training in January.

“The January camp will be the selection phase for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.”