Mark Mullineaux, Head of Sports Science and Medicine, has made the decision to depart from Hockey Wales. Since joining the organisation in 2012 Mark has played a critical role in the development and achievements of players and staff across the entire pathway from seniors to masters.
Commenting on his time with Hockey Wales Mark said:
“I am so proud of all the achievements of the players on the pitch but it’s also great to see how many of the sports science interns and staff I have been fortunate to work with here have gone on to realise their full potential.
I hope moving forward Hockey Wales can continue to provide an environment in which people of all ages and abilities can thrive through the medium of sport, whether it be players, coaches, staff, officials, parents or supporters.”
Mark has been present at many significant moments in Hockey Wales and notes several standout memories from his time with the organisation including when our senior women beat India at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and the moment the senior men qualified for the World Cup in 2021.
Mark has played a particularly significant role with our senior squads over the years Men’s head coach Danny Newcombe said:
“On behalf of the Senior Men I would like to thank Mark for his incredible contribution to Hockey Wales over the last decade. Mark has revolutionized our approach to Sport Science since he joined us ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow and has played a large part in our continued success on the pitch. On a personal note, Mark has been a genuine pleasure to work with. As someone with outstanding values, you really couldn’t ask for a more loyal, skillful and positive member of the team. Mark will be missed both a colleague and a friend and we are incredibly sad to see him leave the organization. We will forever be on the lookout for those “Wild Boars”. Thank you Mark.”
Speaking on Mark’s departure, Senior Women’s Head Coach Kevin Johnson commented:
“It has been a real pleasure working with Mark over a number of years and witnessing first hand the overall contribution he has made to Welsh Hockey and the significant improvements in this time in our Strength & Conditioning provision. Thank you Mark and you can take enormous pride in your achievements and the long-lasting friendships you have made.”
Everyone at Hockey Wales would like to thank Mark for all he has contributed to the organisation and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.