30th June 2011
North Wales U14 PDC Fun Day held at Glyndwr University, Wrexham
With the sun shining and temperatures in the high 20s, fifty outfield players and three goalkeepers from the four North Wales Player Development Centres had a great three hours of fun hockey and games in Wrexham last Sunday (26th June).
30th June 2011
South Wales U-14 Performance Development Centre Day - A Star-Studded Event!
The Welsh Senior Men's team celebrated their success of their opening Celtic Cup game, where they beat France 2-1, by taking time out of their hectic schedule to support and inspire budding internationals of the future on Saturday 18th June, 2011.
South Wales Regional Academy
All Academy athletes should note that this coming Friday (1st July) will be the last session of the current cycle.
29th June 2011
Successful season for Swansea Ladies
Swansea Ladies Hockey first team has had a very successful 2010/2011 running and after a challenging but highly progressive year, they are already looking forward to the 2011/2012 season.
South Wales Women's League Roll of Honour
The following players were elected as Divisional Players of the Year for the S Wales Women's Leagues:
Premier 1: Erin Gough (Whitchurch Saints)
Premier 2: Emily Meredith (Newport)
Division 1: Jess Jones (Cwmtawe)
Division 2: Stacey John (Milford Haven)
Division 3: Lisa Powell (Gwernyfed)
Division 4 East: Jess Goodwin (Presteigne)
Division 4 West: Sophie Tracey (Tenby)
With the overall Player of the Year being Emily Meredith. Congratulations to all!
For those who either did not apply through WHU for guaranteed Olympic hockey tickets or alternatively require more, applications can be made for additional tickets with effect from 06:00 tomorrow (24th June) at www.tickets.london2012.com. Whilst nearly all tickets for the medal matches have been taken, a number are still available for the pool rounds at varying prices although this latest release is on a first come, first served basis.
Elected Director Recruitment
Welsh Hockey is seeking applications for Elected Directors to join the Welsh Hockey Board of Directors to help drive forwards and achieve VISION 2020. Are you passionate about Sport and/or Hockey, have experience in business, education or sports management and want to help Hockey realise its potential across Wales?
If so please download the application information below which provides fuller details about the Board Director role and skill/experience requirements. The application deadline is Friday 1 July. To discuss any aspect further please contact either Helen Bushell (Chief Executive Officer) on 07813 315469 or Karen Evans (Chair of the Board) on 07763 982305.
Sunday's Weather forecast for Celtic Cup
Sunday: An essentially dry day for Sunday, although I am mindful of a weather system just south of Eire which could throw a spanner in the works late on in the day, but at present, it doesn't look like troubling the scorers at Cardiff. So, a dry day with variable amounts of cloud, but you should get some decent sunny spells, especially during the afternoon. The evening may well see cloud build once again, but it should stay dry. A mild day, but never warm, 17c/63f by mid afternoon, 16c/61f during the evening. Winds will be brisk and from the west.
Positive Weather Solutions: www.positiveweathersolutions.co.uk
Follow us @WelshHockey on Twitter for Celtic Cup updates!
You can now follow us on Twitter @WelshHockey. We'll be tweeting Celtic Cup news and updates and you can see the full story at hash tag #celticcupcardiff.
14th June 2011
Welsh Women's Vets squads announced
The squads for the forthcoming Home Country tournaments to be held at Sheffield over 24/26 June have been announced.
14th June 2011
WHU seeks North Wales regional hockey manager
The Regional Manager will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of the strategic priorities outlined within Welsh Hockey's Vision 2020 using a flexible approach according to the needs of North Wales. Full-time post.
S Wales Regional Academy
All athletes should note that the Academy session due to have been held on Friday 17th June has been cancelled due to the Celtic Cup being hosted at the National Hockey Centre.
Mix Business and Pleasure!!
Welsh Hockey is piloting a 6-a-side Corporate league at the National Hockey Centre in Cardiff from the 4th July to the 22nd August. We welcome businesses and local companies to enter a team and come and try hockey in a safe, fun environment. There will be a lively atmosphere and awards up for grabs at the end of the programme.
For more information please download the application form or contact Hannah John at email@example.com or 029-2078-0737
If your club is interested in playing mixed hockey this summer in Cardiff then now is your chance. With limited places available please complete the booking form (available below) and forward to Dawn Mitchell at DMitchell@cardiff.gov.uk as soon as possible. For those who would like to play at International level don't forget trials are just about to start – more details from Rob Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sport.Cardiff Athlete Sports Bursary
For a limited time only Sport.Cardiff and Cardiff Council are able to offer talented individuals support with reaching their potential. Whether it is travel costs, equipment or additional coaching in their chosen sports, follow this link to learn who is eligible and how to apply. For more information please contact Steve Morris, Sports Development Manager by emailing S.Morris@cardiff.gov.uk or phoning 02920873924. Deadline: Friday 17th June 2011!
7th June 2011
Andy Borrie joins Board of Great Britain Hockey
Great Britain Hockey is delighted to announce that after a thorough recruitment process, Andy Borrie has been appointed to the board of Great Britain Hockey as an independent director.
1st June 2011
Men's Welsh Veterans Championships
This year's competition saw the six teams play a round robin competition over two days. With the tournament being held in Swansea it was a shame that no North Wales teams decided to enter. Hence, it was left to the six South Wales teams to brave the changeable weather and slug it out to decide who would be Welsh Veterans Champions for 2010/2011.