31st July 2012
Congratulations to cap winners
At the recent test series against Poland, Huw Jones won his 100th cap and Joe Naughalty his 50th. Many congratulations to both on their achievements.
Global Coaches House in London at Limkokwing University, 27 July-12 August 2012
The University, in association with the International Council for Coach Education, is pleased to invite you to attend the first ever Global Coaches House which will be held at Limkokwing University in London at 106 Piccadilly during the Olympic Games between 27 July and 12 August 2012.
Pembrokeshire Leisure 'Going for Gold' Roadshow
If you would like to take part in an Olympic Sport within the Pembrokeshire Leisure area please download further information below.
Wales v Poland on internet TV
Wales will be taking on Poland in three test matches in Poland this weekend as part of their continuing build-up to the World League being hosted in Cardiff in early September. The Welsh squad includes two new caps in Luke Hawker and Robert Trem as well as the experienced Joe Naughalty (who could win his 50th cap) and Huw Jones (who could win his 100th). We understand that the weekend matches will be streamed live on live.transmisjelive.pl.
26th July 2012
Iron Science to fuel Bridgend Hockey's ambition
With pre-season training getting underway, Bridgend Hockey are gearing themselves up for another successful season after securing a sponsorship deal with one the UK's leading sports nutrition and supplement providers.
23rd July 2012
As part of our commitment to supporting clubs across Wales we are excited to launch a new funding support tool which we hope will provide some useful and much needed support for our Hockey Family. As from the 23rd July any club or individual can access a Grant finder mechanism on our website. This tool covers extensive detail of all major EU, Government and Lottery funds, along with more hard-to-find regional and local programmes, charitable trusts and corporate sponsors.
19th July 2012
Penyrheol Festival of Sports
3 Primary Schools attended with 115 pupils from years 5 and 6 and enjoyed numerous activities including Hockey, Football, BMXing, Climbing, Basketball, Tag Rugby, Bouncy Castle, Table Tennis and also took part in races – obstacle, sprints, egg and spoon, dressing up, 3 legged, space hopper, teachers races and Tug of War with schools being awarded points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
20,000 opportunities to play hockey this summer!
Great Britain Hockey has today announced that its 'Hockey Nation Give it a Go' programme will offer 20,000 opportunities to play hockey over the Olympic Games period. More than 500 sites across the country will run sessions for young people and adults over a five week period as the sport looks to proactively build its legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
18th July 2012
Mixed squad announced
The Welsh mixed squad for this coming weekends two internationals against England has been released. Player / Coach Ben Croxall has picked a strong squad and will be looking to overturn the recent run of defeats. The matches pushback at 14:00 on Saturday (21st) and 12:00 on Sunday (22nd) and with free entry for all spectators it is hoped that there will be a lot of home support in attendance!
GB Men build winning momentum with Spanish victory
A lightning start and second half grit ensured Great Britain's men's hockey team took the honours at the tri-nations Olympic warm-up tournament in Santander on Monday evening. First half goals from Reading's Jonty Clarke and HGC's Barry Middleton fired GB into an early lead and although Pau Quemada halved the deficit before half time, Great Britain rode out 2-1 victors, winning the tournament in the process following their 3-1 victory over India on Saturday.
Save the Date – World Hockey comes to Cardiff!
Over 7th – 9th September, Hockey Wales will be hosting Round 1 of the new World League (Men). Four Nations will be participating on a round robin basis with the top two progressing to the next round. In ranking order Ireland, Austria, Wales and Sweden will be playing with the Welsh matches deliberately arranged to allow everybody the chance to come and support the squad. As it's the first time that Wales have hosted an FIH event we are pulling out all the stops to make it an experience you will not forget! Ticket prices for both 'on the gate' and pre-order sales will be released over the next few weeks together with further information as to 'what’s on'.
Calling all Ex-Internationals!!
As part of the World Series Round 1 (Men) being hosted in Cardiff from 7th–9th September we would like to invite all ex-senior internationals (Men & Women) to a reception on the 8th September prior to the Wales v Sweden match which is due to push-back at 16:30. Following the conclusion of the reception it is intended to have a parade of internationals on the pitch immediately before the game to help celebrate the first time we have hosted an FIH event.
Whilst we know who our ex-internationals are we do not necessarily know where they are so if you are in contact with fellow ex-internationals please pass this information onto them. To assist with the parade it would be extremely helpful if you could advise as to 1) whether you can attend 2) the period you played for Wales at full international level and 3) the number of full Wales (and GB) caps won. Please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will then be in touch with you nearer the event so that we can provide you with further details.
9th July 2012
Clwb Hoci Dinefwr A'r Fro Olympic Day
On Saturday July 7th Dinefwr A'r Fro held a red, white and blue Olympic skills family fun day in support of team GB. Helen Grandon (nee Morgan) – 1992 Olympic Bronze Medallist – and Anne Ellis – 2012 Torch Bearer – gave all the players a chance to wear the Bronze Medal and run with the Torch.
6th July 2012
360° Hockey Centres
Hockey Wales is delighted to announce the launch of the new 360° Hockey Centres. The 360° Hockey Centres form Tier 2 of the 'Hockey for Life Framework' and will provide high quality coaching experience for players under 18 years of age, learning and training to train for future performance sport.
3rd July 2012
HW Olympic Legacy Update
Be part of a summer of fun with five weeks of heightened hockey activity from the 27 July - 3 September. To coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games, we're offering the Great British public the opportunity to give hockey a go at venues across the country, including at hockey clubs and leisure centres. We need you to put on sessions, family fun days, Back2 Hockey sessions or maybe a fun social league for your local area.
2nd July 2012
Hockey Wales Coaching Workforce at work!
Andy Gowman and Dawn Mitchell – two of the Hockey Wales Coaching Workforce - were at Ammanford Leisure Centre with Clwb Hoci Dinefwr A’r Fro assessing 5 club members for their UKCC Level 1 coaching award. Although a damp night 30+ players turned out as part of the club's "Olympic Hockey Challenge" event.