Sunday, April 14, 2024

EuroHockey 2023: How Wales men believe in world top 10 ranking

Wales call it ‘Project Top 10’. In the same vein in which Adam Peaty cracked ‘Project 56’ seconds in the individual breaststroke arena, with a lion on his arm, the Welsh have hearts and more on their sleeves as they oozed mindset and belief in delivering a blow to Germany’s EuroHockey hopes and continue their bid for a world top 10 place. It’s not so fanciful now for this semi-pro side.

“It’s a great result but the start of what we’ve come to do here,” said Fred Newbold, who will play for German club Der Club an der Alster next season. “If we take the games deep, keep doing the same things, it will come.”

On the eve of Wales‘ EuroHockey opener with Germany, Ben Francis, a standout against the hosts, had stepped forward to deliver a speech to the world No. 15 side.

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