Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wales

Club hockey file: Welsh club raises LGBTQ+ support and life after Covid

In our latest Club File, George Money Muter, Aberystwyth University Men’s treasurer and kit secretary, sets the scene as Welsh club hopes to return to the pitch. In the 2018/19 season, the club often struggled to field a team,...

Wales’ Rupert Shipperley passes off rugby for GB hockey dream

Teak-tough geography teacher Rupert Shipperley hopes to rack up the air miles on the return road to Tokyo 2020 next year. The Hampstead & Westminster midfielder made it a quartet of Welsh players called up for the GB men and...

Young Welsh star Olivia Forey goes viral with hockey skills videos

  Wales' Liv Forey has been posting backyard skills videos since lockdown, with her latest 'computer game' effort going internet viral. THP finds out more... How did you come up with the idea and how does it work? My dad is a coach at...

Wales’ Rhodri Furlong on challenges working on NHS frontline

By Richard Bright Welsh hockey player Rhodri Furlong has spoken about the challenges working on the frontline during the pandemic. Furlong is a vascular scientist but has been deployed at the NHS Nightingale at London's ExCeL Centre where he has been...

Welsh hockey fans continue history research in landmark month

By Richard Bright Challenges come in all shapes and sizes - and in the case of two hockey enthusiasts we have one which will be etched in history. The quest for friends Phil Bailey and Steve Knight involves over a century's...

Wales tell Euro hockey story with passion and determination

Luke Hawker admitted that Wales’ product of play on the pitch “told the story” of their superb - but nervy - EuroHockey Championships as they stayed in the A Division. Wales needed to win by two goals against Ireland if...

Wales can be EuroHockey threat, says Dan Kyriakides

Wales men will play their first elite EuroHockey Championships for 20 years with the belief they can follow the Welsh footballers' exploits and produce a continental upset of their own. The Welsh Dragons reached the semi-finals of football's European Championships...

Wales goalkeeper David Kettle announces international hockey retirement

David Kettle, Wales’ most capped goalkeeper, has announced his retirement from international hockey after a distinguished career between the posts. 'Dragon' Kettle, who first represented Wales as a 14-year-old, made his debut in 2009 during a World Cup qualifying tournament,...

Welsh Masters goalkeeper, 77, picked for over-60s hockey World Cup

By The Hockey Paper "I haven't got another keeper in the Welsh squad to pick over 70 - so I picked myself." So said an ever-smiling Glyn Thomas in a brilliant BBC interview this week ahead of the ninth Grand Masters...

England’s Sam Ward bags timely hat-trick to seal Commonwealth final four berth

Gold Coast - Sam Ward was dissecting his hockey future four years ago. Can you believe that this morning, on a garage forecourt somewhere in Loughborough perhaps, he could even be persuading car buyers to sign on the dotted...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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