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Hockey Wales is the trading name of The Welsh Hockey Union Ltd (Co reg no. 04891518 incorporated on 8 September 2003) which is a company limited by guarantee. The Registered address is Welsh Hockey Union Ltd, Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW. 

HOCKEY WALES BOARD

DELIVERING WORLD CLASS HOCKEY EXPERIENCES

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Conrad was elected to the board in July 2016. He currently plays hockey for a Welsh club and with the Welsh Masters, having been a passionate hockey player for over 30 years. As Conrad’s children started their own hockey journey, he turned his hand to coaching juniors at his local club and can often be found on Sunday mornings developing the next generation of hockey players.

 

Conrad has a wealth of experience of working in industry, management consultancy and now, at the most innovative and fastest growing enterprise software company in the world, he is an advisor to CXO level customers. He works on some of the most exciting transformation projects in the world where Conrad helps develop their strategic transformation plan and implementation journey; turning those dreams into reality.

Contact: Conrad.Funnell@hockeywales.org.uk

Board Director & Interim Chair

CONRAD FUNNELL

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Anne brings a holistic perspective of hockey to the Board. Over the last three decades Anne has held numerous roles on the Howardian Hockey Club committee including Club Captain and Chair for 15+ years. She has been involved in the development of a youth section of the Club, assisted in the coaching of the Cardiff & Vale U15 team, has been a Club, Welsh Mixed & Welsh Masters player, a Wales Masters Manager and a Level 2 umpire.  

Away from hockey Anne is an Administrator in Research & Innovation Services at Cardiff Metropolitan University working with staff at all levels, external businesses and stakeholders to achieve key organisational and project strategic objectives.

Anne is married to Alan with one daughter, Millie, who has just started University.

Elected Director

Anne Barratt

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Rebecca is an Associate lawyer for Cardiff based family law firm, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice. Rebecca lives in Rogerstone and began her career with the firm in 2011, subsequently qualifying as a solicitor in 2014. In less than two years of being qualified she was promoted to an associate and continued to build a strong reputation. Rebecca is ranked in the Legal 500 as conscientious and straight talking.

Rebecca brings with her legal expertise and an outside perspective for the development and growth of Hockey Wales. 

Rebecca is also an organiser of leading networking club – South Wales Ladies Business Club.

Away from work Rebecca enjoys spending time with her rescue dog and family.

Appointed Director

Rebecca Knight

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Clare joins Hockey Wales with a wealth of experience in the marketing field. With over 20 years as a Marketer in the consumer market, she brings a wealth of consumer knowledge and is constantly challenging on “how to think differently" in how customers perceive brands.

 

Clare holds a Senior role as Director of Marketing at The Royal Mint, covering consumer products, investments, new business and consumer experience divisions. Leading on all aspects of marketing communication, user experience and engagement to deliver and build on customer lifetime value to the organisation.

 

Clare is married to Fraser and lives with their very busy three year old son, Bo. She also loves the outdoors and can be found either enjoying skiing in the winter or walking with their spaniel Douglas at every sunny opportunity.  

Appointed Director

Clare Morgan

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Mark Watts is an Appointed Director.

Appointed Director

Mark Watts

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Bill is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer currently heading up the engineering function at the UK’s largest, own label, cake bakery in Cardiff. He has extensive engineering and project management experience across many industry sectors including, Food and Drink, Semiconductor and Agrochemicals.

He is married to Louise and has 3 children, George who is studying at Nottingham Trent University and William and Maisie are at school in Cardiff. As a family they are all mad about hockey and as such are all involved in hockey in South Wales in one guise or other.

Being a level 1 coach, Bill has been involved in youth hockey at Gwent Hockey Club for many years and coached all age groups, from U9’s to U18’s. He managed both the South Wales U13 Dragons side and the U14 and U16 South Wales Regional squads. In addition to coaching hockey he is also a Level 1 umpire.

Having two children playing for different clubs in South Wales most of his spare time is spent ferrying them around and watching matches on both Saturday and Sunday. However, on that rare occasion when he does have some free time he enjoys playing golf, road cycling, mountain biking, gardening and when people a desperate and have reached the bottom of the barrel and ned a body he still enjoys playing hockey

Elected Director

BILL RILEY

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Head of Projects for a global recruitment company; Derrick is responsible for change management and project delivery. With 20 years of Project Management experience centred around business processes and strategic change Derrick brings a wealth of knowledge to the board. He has gained experience in the both public sector (CRB) and through private companies, across a wide variety of markets.

 

Derrick has managed the Beavers at Northop Hall Junior Hockey Club from 2014 and as an active member of the committee has seen the club treble its player base in that time with success on the pitch increase year on year. Something Derrick is very proud of considering the team are regularly representing North Wales in National finals and they play a full calendar in the North-West England region.

 

As well as working with the Welsh Dragons U13’s, Derrick has also worked in the management team which supports North Wales Boys in their regional hockey, supporting quality hockey opportunities for players from u13 to u16 across North Wales 2015-Present.

 

Derrick also works with the Flintshire Phantoms Ice Hockey Club 2011-2014 of which he’s a member, running the club with the committee and developing a thriving Ice Hockey pathway for players from beginners to league teams. Derrick is also a Level 1 Coach and Level 1 Umpire with the WHU and uses these skills to support at club and regional level. He has a passion for developing opportunities for Juniors to experience high quality hockey and inspires them to improve and develop new skills.

Elected Director

DERRIK HEATON-RUE

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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.

Appointed Director

Charlotte Wathan

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Mike Davies is an Appointed Director.

Appointed Director

Mike Davies