Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Swansea players set for dribbling high challenge to fund Euro hockey campaign

Swansea women are preparing for a gruelling challenge to raise funds for the club’s European campaign to Vienna in May.

The undertaking consists of dribbling a hockey ball up the highest peak in South Wales. Pen-Y-Fan, a height of 2,907 ft

“If you are new to hockey, dribbling a ball on the harsh terrain of the Brecon Beacons mountain will be a challenge in itself, said Swansea’s Louise Loughlin.

Loughlin, together with forward Fleur Gallagher and captain Becks Trehearne will be taking on the challenge for the self-funded club. 

“In 2021 we were promoted into the English Premier League, the first Welsh team to ever do so. Last May we won the European Challenge Cup III in Turkey which earned us our promotion to the European Challenge Cup II. 

“This achievement was only possible because of people’s kind donations and it would be an incredible opportunity to continue in our stride and reach our full potential as a team, hoping to prove ourselves once again.”

Swansea say travel has become “too expensive” for the players to cover alone “with many of us being young players or university students.”

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