Friday, May 24, 2024

Hockey World Cup 2023: Wales set for warm-up event in Spain

Wales will begining preparations for their first men’s World Cup appearance by playing a warm-up event in Cadiz, Spain.

With the World Cup in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela just two months away, Wales men are set to take part in a preparation tournament in Cadiz from Dec 10-21.

The selected squad of 24 will play six games against high-level opposition during the tournament, including Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Japan, and Korea.

Head coach Danny Newcombe said: “We know that nothing replicates playing against the top teams in the world, which is why we are really pleased to have secured a spot in Cadiz with six high-level games.

“It is a fantastic opportunity and perfect preparation to ensure we can hit the ground running in India.”

In Pool D at January’s World Cup, hosts India are the highest ranked side – at 5 – and will face England, Spain and Wales.

Wales squad

Toby Reynolds-Cotterill – Hampstead & Westminster – GK
Rhys Payne – Cardiff & Met – GK
Dewi Roblin – Hampstead & Westminster – GK

Gareth Furlong – Surbiton – DEF
Daniel Kyriakides – Cardiff & Met – DEF
Hywel Jones – Hampstead & Westminster – DEF
Ioan Wall – Cardiff & Met – DEF
Steve Kelly – Hampstead & Westminster – DEF
Alf Dinnie – Cardiff & Met – DEF
Mike Wood – East Grinstead – DEF

Lewis Prosser © – East Grinstead – SC
Dale Hutchinson – Hampstead 7 Westminster – SC
Rhodri Furlong – Holcombe – SC
Gareth Griffiths – Beeston – SC/MID
Joe Naughalty – Brighton & Hove – MID/FWD
Owain Dolan Gray – Cardiff & Met – MID/FWD
Rhys Bradshaw – Wimbledon – MID/FWD
Ben Francis – Wimbledon – MID/FWD
Fred Newbold – Reading – MID/FWD

Jolyon Morgan – Hampstead & Westminster FWD
Luke Hawker © – Cardiff & Met – FWD
James Carson – Old Georgians – FWD
Jack Pritchard – Cardiff & Met – FWD
Jonny Fleck – East Grinstead – FWD

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