Eight members of the Leicester Ladies Hockey Club are competing for a place in Great Britain's London 2012 team.
Forward Katie Long said: "Hockey in England isn't massive but to be able to have thousands of people [at London 2012 Olympics] to watch your sport would be incredible.
"There's a long road to go until selection. It's very competitive and we're all going for 16 places, obviously, you hope to be part of it."
Selection for Team GB will take place in June.