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Hockey Wales and Christ College Brecon partner to propel provision in mid Wales

A partnership between Hockey Wales and Christ College Brecon has been announced.

This partnership aims to improve provision for hockey within mid Wales, with Christ College Brecon supporting Hockey Wales in identifying and growing talent through its new county hockey pathway. The partnership will look to boost the number of competitive opportunities for all players through competitions and initiatives within the region.

The renowned independent school will host Powys hockey training as well as tournaments and competitions for all counties across Wales. Mark Zieglar, Christ College Brecon’s hockey coach, will also take up the role of Head Coach for Powys County Hockey.

Paul Whapham, CEO of Hockey Wales, said:

"We are delighted to be partnering with Christ College Brecon who have a fantastic sporting heritage alongside their academic prowess. Their appetite for providing opportunities for the local community as well as sharing our vision for developing talent, provides a range of exciting opportunities in mid Wales."

Sarah Hardman, Director of Hockey and Head of Girls sport at Christ Colleges Brecon, commented:

"This partnership demonstrates our commitment to supporting the game across Wales, by growing numbers and developing talent within the region. We look forward to welcoming players over the years to our campus and supporting their development."

Joe Gage, Director of Development and Participation at Hockey Wales, added:

"We are thrilled to announce this exciting partnership with Christ College Brecon, marking a significant step towards ensuring consistent and accessible provision for hockey development throughout Mid Wales.

"We aspire to ignite a passion for hockey and empower individuals of all ages and backgrounds to engage with this fantastic sport. We are excited about the potential this collaboration holds and look forward to the positive impact it will have on the growth and accessibility of hockey in Mid Wales. This is a testament to our shared vision of ‘Hockey for everyone, everywhere’."

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