Thursday, February 22, 2024

Meet the Welsh club with fixtures an hour away and producing elite players

Rural club holds match on Boxing Day with a tennis ball on grass, with hockey at centre of the town

The stars of hockey have all had to start their journeys somewhere. More than you might expect hail from rural Welsh side Dysynni Hockey Club, who have become something of a talent goldmine for elite players.

When I spoke with Adrian Bennett, chair of Dysynni, he was sat at home in Tywyn, Gwynedd with his wife and hockey coach, Lynda, audible in the background. It was not long before she was called over to provide her own insight into a club that has family at its very root.

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  1. Great to see the club and in particular the Bennetts getting some recognition for the work they do. I was fortunate enough to be able to coach a large number of their players in talent Pathways over the years and the club develops players with a real passion for the game. They were all willing to travel great distances to access coaching sessions and matches without a murmur of protest.

    We often see the phrase Talent Goldmine thrown around, but it is a title hard earned and well fitting for them. They have created something really special up there and long may it continue.


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