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Hockey Wales announce Senior Men’s Squad for Upcoming European tournament

Hockey Wales are pleased to announce the 18 players who will be travelling to Germany for the upcoming European Mens Hockey Championships.


Daniel Newcombe: Head Coach

Will Packer: Team Manager

Martin Schouten: Assistant Coach

Ian Haley: Assistant Coach

Sam Rowe: Video Technician

Thomas Jenkins: Physiotherapist

Osian Merfyn: Physiotherapist

Wales will be competing in the EuroHockey Championship in Germany and will be in competition with France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, England and Spain.

This side recently played some capped fixtures against Ireland at the end of June and also took part in some uncapped games with Scotland in June.

Luke Hawker & Rupert Shipperly have been named as captains.

Ben Francis is in line to receive his 100th Cap at the competition.

Head Coach Danny Newcombe said: ‘I am proud to announce the squad that will represent Wales in at the 2023 EuroHockey Championships in Mönchengladbach. The opportunity to compete in our third EuroHockey Championships in succession and continue to compete with the European elite is one that we will relish and lean into as a group. There is always something special about a EuroHockey tournament and I am excited to see us continue to set the bar. The squad has a wealth of tournament experience and ready to put another marker down.’

The tournament gets underway for Wales on the 19th August at 17:00.

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