Thursday, May 26, 2022

Wales

Leah Wilkinson: We need more hockey on TV or the sport will dwindle

Leah Wilkinson has gone from history teacher to Olympic medallist. In a rapid rise in the last few years, the Welshwoman has seen firsthand what the sport is like at the top. Yet, she says, hockey isn't "moving quickly...

‘Wales are still fighting the hockey funding battle but there’s more noise surrounding us now’

When he is not busy scoring wonder goals to secure Wales a breakthrough World Cup qualification, you can find Joe Naughalty teaching the next crop of hockey youngsters. With the tournament in India less than a year away, the school...

Hockey Wales to benefit from extra investment into facilities

Hockey Wales has praised the "crucial" investment into facilities in Wales to support the improvement and development of sport and leisure facilities. The Welsh government is to invest £4.5m and will contribute to the ambition "for every person in Wales...

Wales hockey: ‘We have to nurture relationships with our squad’

Emily Drysdale has a “real future in the game” after the Exeter student made her international hockey debut last year with Wales women. That’s the verdict of Wales assistant coach Walid Abdo, who was present in Pisa as the Welsh...

Hockey Wales aims high and looks for commercial backers

Welsh hockey has set upon both a five-year project of qualifying both men and women for the 2026 World Cups and seeking commercial backers to take the sport to the next level. In an open letter, Hockey Wales chief executive...

‘No one can ignore us now!’ Wales celebrate World Cup hockey breakthrough

"How much up the rankings do we have to go until we don't have to buy our own hoodies?" was the joke one player made in the Welsh camp after men's World Cup qualification was secured over the weekend. Twenty...

History as Wales men reach Hockey World Cup and women on the cusp

This was some day for Welsh hockey. No sooner had Wales women returned to their team hotel in Pisa - they are now one match away from their first World Cup finals since 1983 - than the men's side...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Wales and Ireland to contest 2022 ticket

Wales and Ireland will battle for the sole women's ticket to the 2022 World Cup on offer on Sunday after two tightly-contested semi-finals in Pisa. Wales, the world No 24 side, upset the seedings to beat Scotland in a shoot-out...

Hockey World Cup qualifier: Italy men aim to upset hosts Wales

"I don't think we have been within two winnable games from a World Cup before," says Giulio Ferrini, Italy's British-based midfielder. Undeterred, he also believes the Azzurri can repeat their past heroics on the world stage and qualify for...

Hockey Wales aim to herald regular Tests after World Cup qualifiers

When the chance to host the World Cup qualifiers arose, Hockey Wales “jumped on the opportunity”. The national governing body now hopes to see the host nation advance to a first ever men’s World Cup come Sunday and the...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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