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We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve appointed a new Club Development Officer for Mid Wales.

Please join us in welcoming Elliot Pottinger to the team. Elliot comes to us from Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin; a County Sport Partnership that helps to land national programmes locally and formulate strategies to get more people active across the county.

A hockey player himself from the age of 10, Elliot shared his excitement with us around joining the team:

I believe hockey has a unique character unlike any other sport. Ever since starting university, I’ve sought to join a National Governing Body so when the opportunity to work at Hockey Wales presented itself, I knew I had to go for it!

I’m most looking forward to exploring how hockey can be used to not only bring communities together, but also how the sport can change individuals lives for the better. Knowing what a great sport hockey is, it would be great to see the wider community presented with the opportunity to get involved, whether that be through playing, coaching or even painting a few walls here and there

Elliot brings with him a wealth of knowledge; holding both an undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science and a postgraduate degree in MSc Sport Management. Elliot describes both as integral to his understanding around how to increase participation in sport; ultimately using it to change people’s live.

Head of Development for Hockey Wales, Ria Male said:

Elliot displayed real character in his interview, which was refreshing to see. His love for hockey, work experience to date and qualifications speak for themselves but what really struck me about Elliot was his values and desire to help change people’s lives through sport; a vision myself and the rest of the Hockey Wales team have firmly bought into. We’re all looking forward to working closely with Elliot moving forward; and keen to see the support he can offer Mid Wales.

Elliot’s website profile will soon be updated but for now if you’d like to get in touch with Elliot please contact him via elliot.pottinger@hockeywales.org.uk

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