Saturday, June 25, 2022

Wales

Home Nations hockey revived with ‘development series’

A home nations 'development series' will take place between Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, with the tournament set to be given longevity if proved successful. Home nations' rising stars will compete in July's GB&I Nations Hockey Development Series, for athletes...

Caerphilly hockey hub benefits from £300,000 funding

Welsh hockey, as well as 2G pitch provision, has received a huge boost after the green light was given for a new £300,000 hockey hub in Caerphilly. The Sue Noake Leisure Centre was handed the funding from the Welsh government...

Welsh side Penarth promoted to English hockey leagues

A Welsh women's club is celebrating after becoming the second side from Wales to reach the England Hockey National League, writes Richard Bright. Penarth, near Cardiff, will follow Premier Division side Swansea into the women's national league after being promoted...

Campaign launched to fund Wales women’s hockey future

A campaign to help raise funds to cement the future of the Welsh women's team has been launched by senior players. The target of the campaign #HOCI_GOLD is to raise the weight and value of a hockey stick and ball...

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...
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Northampton Saints Hockey bolstered by Letchfords coaching roles

Northampton Saints HC have enlisted the services of Lisa and Simon Letchford, who will lead the club’s development from...
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