Wales men's national field hockey team

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Wales
Wales
AssociationHockey Wales
ConfederationEuropean Hockey Federation
Head CoachDanny Newcombe
Assistant coach(es)Martin Schouten
ManagerWill Packer
CaptainLuke Hawker
Lewis Prosser
Rupert Shipperley
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 16 Steady (19 July 2022)[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances1 (first in 1908)
Best result3rd (1908)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2023)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances10 (first in 1970)
Best result6th (1978, 1999, 2019)

The Wales men's national field hockey team represents Wales in men's international field hockey competitions.[2]

Wales participated once in the Summer Olympics, the first edition and they won the bronze medal. Since then they participate in the Olympics as a part of the Great Britain squad. In 2021, they qualified for their first ever World Cup in 2023.[3]

Tournament history

Summer Olympics

Welsh Hockey Team vs Scotland, 1911.

World Cup

Commonwealth Games

EuroHockey Championship

Hockey World League

EuroHockey Championship II

EuroHockey Championship III

Players

Current squad

The following 19 players were named on 25 June 2022 for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022.[4]

Caps updated as of 24 October 2021, after the match against France.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 GK Toby Reynolds-Cotterill (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 25) 4 England Hampstead & Westminster
2 GK Dewi Roblin (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 28) 9 England Hampstead & Westminster
3 DF Daniel Kyriakides (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 27) 99 England Hampstead & Westminster
4 DF Ioan Wall (1999-04-28) 28 April 1999 (age 23) 44 Wales Cardiff & Met
5 DF Alf Dinnie (1994-12-01) 1 December 1994 (age 27) 41 Wales Cardiff & Met
6 DF Jacob Draper (1998-07-24) 24 July 1998 (age 24) 60 Belgium Beerschot
7 MF Joe Naughalty (1987-04-13) 13 April 1987 (age 35) 112 England Brighton & Hove
8 MF Lewis Prosser (Captain) (1989-06-13) 13 June 1989 (age 33) 167 England East Grinstead
9 MF Rupert Shipperley (Captain) (1992-11-21) 21 November 1992 (age 29) 85 England Hampstead & Westminster
11 FW James Carson (1994-04-29) 29 April 1994 (age 28) 87 England Old Georgians
12 DF Steve Kelly (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 (age 30) 65 England Hampstead & Westminster
13 MF Dale Hutchinson (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 28) 96 Wales Cardiff & Met
15 MF Rhys Bradshaw (2000-09-19) 19 September 2000 (age 21) 35 England University of Exeter
18 DF Gareth Furlong (1992-05-10) 10 May 1992 (age 30) 130 England Surbiton
19 MF Owain Dolan-Gray (1990-12-17) 17 December 1990 (age 31) 130 Wales Cardiff & Met
24 DF Hywel Jones (1997-07-09) 9 July 1997 (age 25) 44 England Hampstead & Westminster
25 FW Ben Francis (1996-03-20) 20 March 1996 (age 26) 81 England Wimbledon
26 FW Luke Hawker (Captain) (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 32) 105 Wales Cardiff & Met
31 MF Gareth Griffiths (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 23) 6 England Beeston

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club Latest call-up
DF Rhodri Furlong (1995-10-18) 18 October 1995 (age 26) 66 England Hampstead & Westminster 2022 4 Nations Tournament Glasgow
GK Ieuan Tranter (1994-11-07) 7 November 1994 (age 27) 28 England University of Durham 2022 4 Nations Tournament Glasgow
FW Jolyon Morgan (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 23) 23 Wales Cardiff & Met 2022 4 Nations Tournament Glasgow
FW Jack Pritchard (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 29) 8 Wales Cardiff & Met 2022 4 Nations Tournament Glasgow
MF Fred Newbold (2001-03-29) 29 March 2001 (age 21) 4 England Reading 2021 European World Cup Qualifier
DF Edward Evans (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 26) 13 England Reading v.  Malaysia, 12 October 2021
GK James Fortnam (1990-05-18) 18 May 1990 (age 32) 46 Wales Cardiff & Met v.  Malaysia, 9 October 2021
GK Rhys Payne (2001-06-07) 7 June 2001 (age 21) 1 Wales Cardiff & Met v.  Malaysia, 9 October 2021

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 19 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Hockey Wales". Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Wales reach Hockey World Cup for first time". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 23 October 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Hockey Wales Name Birmingham Commonwealth Games Squads". hockeywales.org.uk. Hockey Wales. 15 June 2022.

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