Our team has changed and developed over the year
but remains as passionate as ever!
Cardiff played host to the first EuroHockey Tournament on home soil in many years!
with over 100 volunteers
Wales Men steal the show at the European Championships in Glasgow, gaining promotion to the top division
Abi Welsford & Leah Wilkinson scoop the record for
'Most Capped Welsh Female Players'
Over the year our social media community
has grown by nearly 3000 to over
We have reached:
through all our marketing activities
Sheila Morrow appointed
Dan Kyriakides & Zak Jones GB call up
Six Welsh coaches attend GB Coach Development Workshop
First Welsh female athlete to play for GB since Sarah Thomas in 2012 – no they’re not related!
The GB Elite Development Programme name 10 Welsh players in squads
Ben Francis & Jacob Draper selected for GB U23’s Sultan of Johor Cup
Wales play intergral part in GB Talent Development Framework
National Age Groups take on Scotland and Switzerland at home
Spartans see triple success
New Hockey pitch unveiled in North Wales
Summer 7’s is launched
Hockey for Heroes #OPS Stretcher challenge commences from Cardiff
Wales women bring home 2-1 win over Scotland
Wales women win three match test series against Poland
We celebrate the achievements of the Hockey Family
Dysynni take Hockey to new heights
revamped and ready to go!
joins Hockey Wales as Head of Development
Cardiff & Met qualify for Eurohockey League Round One
Wales Ladies Masters draw with Australia - An example of the extensive growth we’re seeing in Masters Hockey!
Replica kit goes on sale for the first time
D&G Office Interiors become offical sponsors of Wales Women
The Celtic Jaguars descend on England to compete in Futures Cup
Grand Masters take part in the European Cup and Trophy
We launched the Hockey Young Ambassador Programme for a second year
Alice Gregory shares her 'School Games' experience
Go Compare invest in the beginning of the Flyerz Hockey journey. Investment takes Chloe Jordan & Harri Evans to Amsterdam to learn more about the journey to a Welsh Flyerz Pathway!
Six Welsh Women selected for GB Elite Development Programme
Beth Bingham, Hannah Couzens, Danielle Jordan, Jo Westwood, Ella Jackson and Delyth Thomas.
Platinum Ambassador Chloe Jordan wins Nation Radios 'Young Volunteer of the Year'
Opro alongside Wild Trail and Grays joined the membership benefits package
Wales men and women travel to Gold Coast Australia to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games!
Wales Men climb a colossal 8 places in the FIH World Rankings
Wales Women hold their strong position in the FIH World Rankings
Charlotte Wathan, Sam Lloyd, Bill Riley and Derrick Heaton-Rue join the board
Wales Skipper Abi Welsford steps down as Captain
“I will always feel sad that I will not play for Wales again as it’s always been a massive honour and privilege to do so but I can look back on my career and be very proud with everything I have achieved. I have made some of my best friends through hockey and travelled to some great places, and even with the low times and tournaments and matches that didn’t quite go to plan I wouldn’t change a thing”
Investment in indoor hockey puts North Wales Clubs firmly on the map
Wales Men claim 4th in Indoor Championships
ITV News cover new walking hockey initiative
Both Cardiff & Met and Whitchurch Saints retained their Indoor Titles
Lee Ible hosts first Facebook Live event sharing best practices across coaching alongside Wales Men’s Assistant Head Coach, Danny Newcombe
Four Welsh Men named in GB Elite Development Programme
Jacob Draper, Owain Dolan-Gray, Ben Francis and Ioan Wall
Audit results in clean bill of health, with no issues raised.
Welsh Umpires, Cathy Wright & Jamie Hooper selected for the Gold Coast 2018. Karen Evans joins them as Umpiring Manager
Toni-Lee Lambert & Luke Rees achieve their Level 2 in Umpiring!
Technical Official, Anne Mullin steps down as England Hockey Match Official
Presenting the Peter English Award to the Young Ambassadors at the Hockey Wales event in Cardiff City Stadium
Mid-South POD - Llanhari School - Gwernyfed Cluster Outreach Project - Colwyn Bay Hockey Club
A big thanks to Friends of Welsh Hockey for supporting the following projects:
There are too many people to thank for helping us bring this report to life but one special thanks must go to the man behind the lense, capturing so many special moments that will be shared for years to come!
“We hope you enjoy reflecting on this summary of an amazing variety of experiences of hockey in Wales. We acknowledge that there is so much we can improve, and only together will we achieve those improvements. We thank all those who contribute to making hockey happen and look forward to another exciting year.”