Sixsmith, resting from the international arena since Atlanta, comes in for 17-year-old Carol Voss who was not available because of exams.
The going in Berlin will be tough for the young, relatively inexperienced England side. They open their campaign with a game against the Netherlands, who pipped Great Britain to the bronze medal in Atlanta after a penalty shoot-out. The Dutch have just won a three-match series against the Koreans 1-0.
Britain's next two games, against the Olympic silver medallists Korea on Monday and then on Wednesday against gold medallists Australia, could well be something of a nightmare for the young defenders. Both countries have high levels of skill, fitness and speed and play all-out attacking hockey.
After Wednesday's game the pressure could ease a little with a game against Germany, who only managed sixth place in Atlanta, and the United States whom England beat 4-2 at Milton Keynes last Sunday.
GREAT BRITAIN SQUAD (Champions Trophy, Berlin, starting Sunday): M Davies, J Sixsmith, H Rose (all Sutton Coldfield), S Blanks, K Bowden, P Miller, J Mould (all Balsam Leicester), K Brown, J Smith, L Copeland (all Slough), T Cullen, L Newcombe, C Reid (all Hightown), J Empson (Canterbury), D Marston-Smith (Clifton), L Wright (Olton & West Warwicks).Reuse content