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WALES U21 WOMEN READY FOR THEIR EUROPEAN CHALLENGE!

This weekend will see our Under 21 women’s squad head to Sveti Ivan Zelina in Croatia, to compete in the European Indoor Championship Division II. The squad will face new challenges and tough competition against Sweden, Croatia and Slovakia. The young squad have had a short preparation period for the Championship, which will provide invaluable experience of International hockey in a tournament environment.

We caught up with Head Coach, Walid Abdo, before they departed who shared his thoughts on the tournament ahead:

I’m excited to be leading and working with talented group of players and staff at the U21 indoor European Championships. It will be tough due to lack of indoor experience but both myself and Gwyn are confident we can surprise some teams in the competition.

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SQUAD: Alice Bennett Cari Davies Sara Davies Bethan Doughty Emily Drysdale Lauren Dunn Izzie Howell Caro Hulme Lottie Hulme Gemma Pryce (GK) Jess Roe (c) Beth Wood

Walid Abdo – Head Coach Gwyn Williams – Asst Coach/ Team Manager Sarah Fossella – Physiotherapist

Fixtures: 18/01/2019 18:15 WAL vs SVK 19/01/2019 12:30 WAL vs CRO 19/01/2019 17:15 SWE vs WAL 20/01/2019 11:30 3rd/4th Place 20/01/2019 13:00 Final Stay up to date

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