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We’re excited to have recently appointed two new Independent Board Directors to the Hockey Wales Board. Please share in our excitement and welcome Sam Lloyd and Charlotte Wathan; two very driven and dynamic characters; with a palpable passion for sport and wellbeing.

Both Sam and Charlotte bring with them a plethora of knowledge and experience, coupled with fresh vision and drive. Together they’ll bring further unity, independent expertise, balance and diversity to an already experienced and skilled Board.

Prior to setting up her own organisation, Lloyd Bell Productions in 2004, Sam covered a wide range of sports as a freelance broadcaster as well as presenting for ITV regional TV, Star Sports, Sky and the IAAF. Sam’s organisation generates media coverage for high-profile events such as the Porsche Carrera Cup and Mitsubishi Motors and works with clients such as McLaren and Aintree.

Sam shared her excitement with us

I am delighted and honoured to be asked to join the Board as the ‘Hockey Family’ here in Wales is very special with so much passion and enthusiasm about this fantastic sport. Following on from the Euros I am looking forward to working with the team to continue to build on the success at all levels

Currently an Insight and Research Lead for the Welsh Rugby Union, Charlotte brings with her diverse experience across the sport, health, wellbeing, research and higher education sectors. Charlotte has been a lecturer in sports science and whilst currently working for the WRU also further provides research and insights to organisations such as Street Games.

Chair of the board Lisa Pinney spoke highly of the newly appointed directors

I’m delighted that both Sam and Charlotte are joining the Hockey Wales Board. When I met them, I was completely taken aback with their level of energy and enthusiasm for the sport and their desire to make a positive contribution to our success. They both bring skills and experience that really add value to the Board and our ambitions. Both blew me away and I am delighted to welcome them to the team and very much look forward to working with them

We are delighted about the appointment of both Sam and Charlotte and look forward to welcoming them to the Board and working with them at an exciting time for hockey in Wales.

Find out more about our Board here.

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