Monday, June 27, 2022

Wales

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...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: England roll through gears to see off Wales

Gold Coast - England successfully negotiated a potentially tricky pool encounter before rampaging through the gears to cast aside Wales 5-1 on Friday. For the third Games in a row, England beat their part-time Welsh rivals in a group stage,...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Wales women score major surprise over India

Gold Coast - What an opening script this was. Wales women came from the snow and then turned up the heat in Pool A with their biggest ever victory, a scintillating 3-2 win against India on Thursday. The part-time Welsh...

Commonwealth Games hockey: Wales defender Xenna Hughes out to cause Gold Coast mayhem

She may be daughter of football great Mark Hughes, but 25-year-old Xenna insists on doing it her way, writes Rod Gilmour Don't tell Xenna Hughes she is run down as she gears up for a second Commonwealth Games; the teak...

There is a sense you are part of a greater team: Wales hockey’s Huw Jones

Wales men return to Commonwealth Games hockey in Glasgow after a long 12-year break. Huw Jones, now 33, is the sole survivor of that 2002 squad who will be playing in Glasgow, although his brother Zach – another 2002...

Welsford to lead Wales hockey at Commonwealth Games

Swansea City's Abi Welsford will captain the Wales women's hockey side at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The midfielder is one of six Swansea players in the 16-athlete squad named by coach Amanda Partington today. Also in the selection is Birmingham University...

Hockey Wales sign training-kit deal with Homeforce

Homeforce have signed a three-year deal with Hockey Wales to provide training kit for the senior women's squad. Lisa Pinney, finance director from Homeforce, the maintenance arm of RCT Homes, said: “Homeforce are delighted to announce a three-year sponsorship deal. "We feel our organisations...
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UK summer hockey camps: Williams Hockey Coaching

The aim of Williams Hockey Coaching is to give players, no matter what their level or age, a clear...
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