New Great Britain Hockey President appointed
We are delighted to announce that Great Britain Hockey have today appointed Sheila Morrow as its new President.
Sheila has been a Director of Great Britain Hockey for five years, as well as a member of the Hockey Wales Board since 2008. As a player she won 136 caps for Great Britain and Wales, playing in five World Championships and captaining both teams.
She was Head of Governing Body Services for Sport England for 13 years, and has been a Tournament Director, Technical Officer and umpire at countless international hockey events including both the Beijing and London Olympic Games. She takes over from Richard Leman, who has completed his ten-year term with great success, helping achieve Olympic gold and bronze medals during his tenure.
“I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as President of Great Britain Hockey and am looking forward to the challenge of leading the organisation for the next four years. For any hockey player, the ultimate achievement is to represent their country at an Olympic Games and I see the role of the GB Board as ensuring that our world class players and staff are provided with the level of support they need to build on our recent success, so that both the men’s and the women’s squads can be equally successful in Tokyo.
“With standards of performance worldwide improving all the time, we cannot afford to be complacent and, if we are to stay ahead of the game, an important part of my role along with the members of the GB Board, will be to ensure there continues to be a coordinated approach to the delivery of the performance programme across the UK.”
Chair of Hockey Wales, Richard Proctor commented,
“Sheila has been an integral part of hockey in Wales and GB for many years and she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role. She will be missed on the Hockey Wales board but I know she will be a huge success as GB President. From everyone involved in hockey in Wales we thank her for her contributions to date and also wish her luck in this exciting new challenge!”