30th April 2012
Busy Time for Hockey in North Wales!
The North Wales finals were played recently with Colwyn Bay, Oswestry & Newtown Ladies winning their respective tournaments.
First new Level 1 Umpiring Course
The first of the new Level 1 courses will be run in Swansea May 6th so if you wish to participate please contact email@example.com for further information.
26th April 2012
Welsh Universities retain the Hockey Home Nations Cup!
Three University of Glamorgan students were involved in the Welsh Universities Men’s Hockey team which won and retained the BUCS Home Nations competition in Nottingham between16-19 April 2012.
Great Britain Women's Hockey Squad announced for Olympic Test Event
The Great Britain Hockey women's squad has been announced for the forthcoming London Prepares VISA International Invitational Hockey Tournament which runs from the 2-6 May 2012. Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek.
20th April 2012
Eggstravaganza Newtown and Tywyn a great success!!
56 young hockey players took to the pitch at 2 venues in North Wales during the Easter holidays. Hockey Wales armed with their inflatable pitch ran 2 fun Eggstravaganza days one in Newtown and one in Tywyn.
20th April 2012
Carmarthenshire hold an "Olympic" Themed Festival
Carmarthenshire held an "Olympic" Themed Festival at the Indoor Training Barn at Parc Y Scarlets whereby 10 Carmarthenshire Secondary schools entered with 110 girls taking part.
19th April 2012
This year we had the largest number if schools participating in the ACTIVATE 2012 Primary School competition.
Sport Wales unveils Community Strategy additional Lottery boost
As the nation celebrates 100 days to go to London 2012, Sport Wales has today published a strategy for community sport in Wales – designed to challenge the sports sector to up the ante in increasing the number of people across the nation playing sport.
The AGM of the SWWHA will take place on 24th April in Bute 1 Suite of the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff commencing at 19:30.
17th April 2012
Welshpool High School take top honours
Welshpool High School has taken top honours in an Olympic inspired sports tournament. The Powys Secondary Schools under 14, 16 and 18 hockey tournaments were held recently, with Welshpool picking up most points across the age groups.
16th April 2012
Hockey Players have an Easter Ball
Scores of keen young hockey players took to the pitch this Easter.
16th April 2012
Boys Hockey goes Olympic
Over 60 boys took to the pitch last week for an Under-15 Olympic themed competition.
16th April 2012
The Big Dribble comes to Wales
We're getting ready to welcome The npower Big Dribble to Wrexham on 18th April 2012 and Cardiff on the 23rd April. The npower Big Dribble is an amazing opportunity for the Great British public to get into the Olympic spirit as hockey comes to a town near you!
13th April 2012
Back into Hockey
Have you enjoyed playing hockey at school or university? Stopped playing and would love to start again? Looking for a fun, new activity? A different way to get fit and lose weight as part of a team?
Sport Wales announces a further investment into 'Community Chest'
Sport Wales will be putting an additional £500k investment into community chest during 2012 – 2013 with the key focus of the investment being to help grow grass roots community sports across Wales.
The additional investment will be targeted at opportunities which:
a) Better prepare clubs to cater for interest generated via 2012 - Olympic & Paralympic legacy
b) Tackle inequality - bme (black and minority ethnic groups), disability (inclusion), women and girls, social inclusion.
Clubs will be able to put a 2nd Community Chest application forward during 2012-2013 if this additional bid targets one or some of the above key agendas.
Find out more (www.sportwales.org.uk)
Local ‘Dribble’ hits the press!
The forthcoming Wrexham 'Dribble' on 18th April has certainly caught the attention of the public with encouragement for them to attend coming from many quarters...
See local coverage: www.welshicons.org.uk/news/wrexham/be-part-of-the-big-dribble/
3rd April 2012
Olympic hockey star comes home to inspire youngsters
Merthyr Tydfil born Olympic hockey star, Sarah Thomas, took a rare break from her London 2012 preparations to come back to her hometown today to find out more about Hockey Wales' ambitious plans to develop the next generation of Olympians and grassroots hockey enthusiasts.
More Hockey test event tickets on sale tomorrow
More tickets to the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament, a London 2012 test event, will go on sale tomorrow, 3 April, at 10.00am. Tickets will be available for both sessions on the final day of Hockey on Sunday 6 May, priced from £5 – £15, giving spectators the unique opportunity to watch international sport in the Olympic Park just weeks ahead of the Games.
Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) is the only card accepted for online ticket sales for these 'London Prepares' series events.