Hockey Wales

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Wales national field hockey team)
Jump to: navigation, search
Hockey Wales
Hoci Cymru
Hockey Wales logo
Sport Hockey
Jurisdiction National
Location Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff, Wales
President Anne Ellis [1]
Chief Exec Helen Bushell [2]
Secretary Helen Bushell [3]
Women's coach Amanda Partington [4]
Replaced Wales Hockey Union
(founded) 1896/1897
Wales

Hockey Wales (Welsh: Hoci Cymru) is the national governing body for hockey in Wales. Established as the Welsh Hockey Union in 1996, by the merger of the Welsh Hockey Association (founded 1896) and the Welsh Women's Hockey Association (founded 1897), it rebranded as Hockey Wales in 2011.[5] Hockey Wales is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the game in Wales, including clubs, competitions, development, internationals, schools, umpiring and universities.[5]

National competitions include men's and women's Welsh Cups. Internationally, Welsh players compete at the Olympic games as part of the Great Britain team. In all other competitions, including the Hockey World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales compete in their own right. The Wales hockey team also compete at the EuroHockey Nations Trophy (ENT), which was held in Wrexham in August 2009. Other countries that compete at the ENT are Belarus, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Scotland and Switzerland.

Hockey Wales is based in Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.[6]

References[edit]