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Hockey Wales Criteria

In order to be eligible to represent Wales players must fulfil the following criteria:
a) hold a British Passport, and
b) be an affiliated member of Hockey Wales
In addition to meeting both of the above criteria, you must be able to evidence ONE of the following criteria:

  • Player was born in Wales

  • Player’s parent was born in Wales

  • Player’s grandparent was born in Wales

  • Player has resided in Wales for 2 years continuously, to the point of first selection

  • Players were born in or are resident of a British Crown Dependency or British Overseas Territory – and as a result been deemed able to choose which one of the GB Home Nations, they wish to be considered to represent

Players will only be able to represent Welsh underage squads (U21, U18, U16) if they are under the necessary age by 1st January in the year of competition or otherwise as deemed by the European Hockey Federation / International Hockey Federation.
Differing criteria applies for Masters, those players holding dual nationality and for those that have represented another country at U21 level or senior level. Any such person wishing to make themselves available for selection must first contact Hockey Wales for clarification.

For more information please see Byelaws in Policies & Procedures.