Monday, June 27, 2022

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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...

Belarus women on the rise with EuroHockey II outdoor title

Belarus women added outdoor success to Euro indoor glory by lifting the EuroHockey Championship II title in Prague after beating France 1-0 in Saturday's final. Belarus had finished behind 2024 Olympic hosts France in the Pool stages, but clinched the...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: Sarah Jones, Leah Wilkinson relish being in Welsh quartet

Partners Sarah Evans and Leah Wilkinson hope that being two of four Welsh hockey athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will set the trend for others who harbour hopes of playing for their home nation as well as Great Britain,...

Wales boost as Cardiff hosts men’s Hockey World Cup qualifier

Cardiff will host a men's World Cup qualifier in October with Wales bidding to reach hockey's showpiece for the first time. Wales were offered bidding rights and another route to the 2023 World Cup in India following the EuroHockey Championships. And...

Have a slice of that! How Wales and Denmark forged Hockey 5s friendship

With Hockey5s events cancelled this summer, we look back at the EuroHockey5s tournament in Poland where the spirit of hockey was never more evident Welsh and Danish juniors have forged special friendships off the pitch thanks to the shorter version...

Can Home Nations annual hockey series return to calendar?

The recent clamour for a return to regular fixtures or an annual series between the home nations has been welcomed by Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In a recent poll conducted by The Hockey Paper, 84 per cent of readers wanted...

EuroHockey 2021: Wales’ Jacob Draper ready for Holland battle

When Wales run out for their final Pool game, they will do so against a tide of Oranje colour and, more importantly, the chance to qualify for a remarkable EuroHockey semi-final slot. “We will go out all guns blazing,”...

EuroHockey Championships 2021: Wales men edge classic France tussle

This was pure EuroHockey entertainment - wild, niggly and last-minute drama - and once again it was left to Wales to provide the passion and the drama. The Welsh somehow rallied 24 hours after losing to Germany 8-1 to overturn...

EuroHockey 2021: Germany men dismantle Wales 8-1; Holland in control

Germany opened their bid for a first European men's title in eight years with an 8-1 win over Wales, which included a sublime solo goal from Christopher Rühr. The Rot-Weiss Köln forward found himself alone with turnover ball on the...

Leading Wales at EuroHockey brings extra resonance for Lewis Prosser

There will be extra meaning and emotion when Lewis Prosser leads a resurgent Wales team on to the pitch to kick start the EuroHockey Championships against Germany on Friday. The passing of David Prosser, Lewis' father, in January saw an...
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