27th August 2010
Senior Women - Test Matches v France at Cardiff, 27/29 August
Wales Senior Women take on France in a 3-match test series at Cardiff.
Changes to Rules of Hockey and of Indoor Hockey
The FIH have very recently announced some minor changes to the above rules which take effect for international competition from 1st January 2011. However, so as not to have to introduce changes midway through a domestic season and also bearing in mind that any combined England/Wales leagues will be using the new rules from 1st September, it has been agreed the changes will take effect in all domestic outdoor 11-a-side and all indoor hockey also from 1st September 2010. New rule books will be issued to all clubs when they are available from the FIH which is likely to be at the end of September with umpires to be advised by the WHUA direct. The WHUA South Region will be holding their usual pre-season meeting in September when these changes will be discussed. In the event of any queries please contact the WHUA Secretary, Carolyn Llewellyn at email@example.com. The changes are detailed in the document below.
23rd August 2010
Welsh Veterans Ladies
Wales having hosted the first Women’s Four Nations Hockey Masters event in Swansea in June, Ireland returned the favour this weekend with an invitation to their own tri-nations tournament at their excellent, purpose built hockey facility at Lisnagarvey.
Members will be aware from July's EGM that this years AGM will be held at two sites on Sunday 19th September. Starting at 14:00 at Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff and Sport Wales Regional Centre, Deeside, the Agenda is available below. One of the major items on the Agenda is the election of 3 Directors. The number of elected Directors was increased at the EGM from 4 to 5 to allow for an additional Director so as the balance of the Board remained with the 'membership elected' Directors. The new Director's role will cover the specific area of Development to allow for additional strategic work in this area, given its size and scope, and will be in addition to the existing Development Director's input. Nominations for the three Directors positions are therefore invited along with that of President. Further information together with application forms are available to download below.
21st August 2010
Commonwealth Games Squad in Action
The Women's CG squad will be playing three matches against France over the weekend of 27-29 August at the National Hockey Centre, Cardiff. With games due to start at 20:00 on 27th, 14:00 on 28th and 11:00 on 29th, this will be the last chance to see the squad in action in Wales before they travel to India next month
WHU launch new Equity Policy
Following consultation earlier in the year with our members and partners, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Equity Policy. The policy is an important step in the WHU's bid to achieve the Equality Standards for Sport and develop our sport to offer the opportunity to all members of the community to be involved. Members and partners are encouraged to review the policy and use within their own clubs and organisations. The policy can be downloaded below and can also be found on the downloads section of this website along with an explanation of the standards. The WHU will shortly be producing a summarised version of the policy in a poster format for clubs to display.
If you have any queries or comments please contact Chris Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org
19th August 2010
Welsh Veterans Ladies
The Welsh Ladies Veterans will be sending a squad to Ireland to compete in a 4 Nations Tournament at the end of August. This is being hosted by the Lisnagarvey Hockey Club which is situated very close to both Belfast and Lisburn.
Men's Club Competition Entries
Entries are now invited for the 2010/2011 season. Full details of the changes to this season's competitions are detailed on the PDF document '2011 Competition entry details'. The dates for the various rounds can also be downloaded here, as can the entry form itself with the latter to be completed and returned to John Taylor by 10th September.
17th August 2010
WHU and RCT get moving with Community Coach
In a joint venture between Rhondda Cynon Taff Sports Development Unit and Welsh Hockey Union, Hannah John, a 2nd year student with The University of Glamorgan, was employed as a Community Coach to be deployed in the Rhondda.
Following his umpiring performance at the recent EuroHockey Junior Trophy in Vienna, we are delighted to announce that Marcus has been promoted to FIH International Outdoor Umpire. We wish him continued success.
10th August 2010
Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC AIM Community Sports Awards Evening - 14th July
The night was dedicated to people and clubs who have made huge contributions to the world of sport. Categories included Unsung Hero, Club/School links, Young Volunteer and Club Administrator.
Women's Club Competition Entries
Entries are now invited for the 2010/2011 season. Full details of the changes to this season's competitions are detailed on the PDF document '2011 Competition entry details'. The dates for the various rounds can also be downloaded here, as can the entry form itself with the latter to be completed and returned to Anne Mullin by 4th September.
6th August 2010
Performance Development Centre (PDC) Nominations – closing date 13 August
The WHU have written to every school and club in Wales seeking nominations for the next round of Performance Development Centres for the under 15 and 17 age groups. PDC’s are a national network of talent identification centres designed to provide a quality training environment for young players with potential.
6th August 2010
Wales launch their Commonwealth Squad on BBC
The Welsh senior women's squad last night appeared on BBC Wales News to announce the launch of the squad who will travel to Delhi in October for the Commonwealth Games. BBC Wales filmed the entire sports news broadcast from the National Hockey Centre in Cardiff
5th August 2010
Welsh Hockey Women’s Commonwealth Games Squad Announced
Welsh Hockey and The Commonwealth Games Council for Wales are proud to announce the squad who will travel to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi later this year. Wales will be fielding a squad of 17 players, including 29 year-old Sarah Thomas from Aberdare who played an integral part of the Great Britain team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
5 minutes with the new CEO
Sport Wales recently caught up with the WHU's new CEO, Helen Bushell, to ask her thoughts about the vision for the future of hockey in Wales, the challenges, the facilities and more.
Development Team Gearing up for Activator Conference
The Annual Youth Activator Conference is less than 3 weeks away and promises to be an exciting event. The conference has been running since 2004 and is returning to Cardiff on August 21st. If you are a registered activator and have not yet signed up for the conference please complete the consent form and return it to the WHU office as soon as possible to reserve your place. For more details on the conference please contact Vicki Sutton on 029 2078 0732 or at email@example.com