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Wales Women's National Field Hockey Team

Wales
Wales
AssociationHockey Wales
ConfederationEuropean Hockey Federation
CoachKevin Johnson
Assistant coach(es)Vicky Joel
ManagerBen Eaton
CaptainLeah Wilkinson
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Away
FIH ranking
Current 25 Steady (30 June 2021)[1]
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1983)
Best result12th (1983)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances3 (first in 1987)
Best result8th (1987)

The Wales women's national field hockey team represents Wales in international women's field hockey, with the exception of the Olympic Games when Welsh players are eligible to play for the Great Britain national women's field hockey team as selected. The country's main targets as laid down by Hockey Wales, Wales national governing body for hockey, are the EuroHockey Championships, the FIH World League and the Commonwealth Games.[2]

Tournament record

World Cup

EuroHockey Championship

EuroHockey Championship II

EuroHockey Championship III

Commonwealth Games

Hockey World League

FIH Hockey Series

Players

Current squad

These were the 18 players selected for the 2019 Women's EuroHockey Championship II in Glasgow, Scotland from 4-10 August, 2019.[3]

Caps and goals (including matches for Great Britain) updated as at 10 October 2019 August after the match v Czech Republic.

Head coach: Kevin Johnson

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rose Thomas (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 29) 76 0 England Holcombe
12 1GK Lauren Roberts (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 22) 1 0 England Eastbourne

2 2DF Julie Whiting (1994-10-29) 29 October 1994 (age 26) 56 0 England Beeston
15 2DF Beth Bingham (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 26) 85 3 England Holcombe
17 2DF Leah Wilkinson (captain) (1986-12-03) 3 December 1986 (age 34) 172 23 England Holcombe
21 2DF Xenna Hughes (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 28) 92 5 England Bowdon Hightown
27 2DF Jo Westwood (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 27) 111 11 England Holcombe
28 2DF Emily Rowlands (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 26) 33 0 England Hampstead & Westminster

7 3MF Sian French (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 30) 110 7 England Bowdon Hightown
8 3MF Sarah Jones (1990-06-25) 25 June 1990 (age 31) 118 11 England Holcombe
13 3MF Danielle Jordan (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 25) 88 9 Netherlands HV Victoria
14 3MF Ellie Laity (1994-05-09) 9 May 1994 (age 27) 53 9 England Clifton Robinsons
18 3MF Izzie Howell (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 21) 26 0 England Durham University
23 3MF Hannah Cozens (1997-04-08) 8 April 1997 (age 24) 54 2 England East Grinstead

5 4FW Natasha Marke-Jones (1990-11-06) 6 November 1990 (age 30) 90 13 England Clifton Robinsons
6 4FW Sophie Robinson (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 32) 37 9 England Belper
10 4FW Phoebe Richards (1993-03-26) 26 March 1993 (age 28) 112 20 England Clifton Robinsons
29 4FW Izzy Webb (1998-08-10) 10 August 1998 (age 22) 24 2 England Clifton Robinsons

Training squad

  • Jodie Beddow
  • Alice Bennett
  • Beaumont Stephanie
  • Megan Bowen
  • Emma Brierley
  • Amy Burton
  • Lora Constable
  • Sara Mererid Davies
  • Sara Rebecca Davies
  • Cari Davies
  • Bethan Doughty
  • Emily Drysdale
  • Lauren Dunn
  • Katy Gannon
  • Sioned Harries
  • Caro Hulme
  • Lottie Hulme
  • Ella Jackson
  • Lizzie Jones
  • Chloe Jordan
  • Catryn Langley
  • Rhian Lewis
  • Megan Lewis-Williams
  • Grace Mitchell
  • Katie Mulroy
  • Ellie New
  • Cerys Preston
  • Gemma Pryce
  • Elissa Ratti
  • Lauren Roberts
  • Jemma Robson
  • Jess Roe
  • Libby Sims
  • Olivia Strickland
  • Tali Swinburne
  • Sarah-Jayne Thornburn
  • Morgann Williams
  • Beth Wood

Notable former players

  • Ann Davies was a leading left wing actress and translator. Toured with the team in 1936.
  • Anne Ellis - Former GB player and captain, Wales' most capped player until she was overtaken in the EuroHockey Championship II in 2017
  • Sarah Thomas - Olympic bronze medal winner with the 2014 Great Britain team
  • Abi Welsford - Former Welsh Captain and former joint most capped players with Leah Wilkinson (who overtook her in the 2018 Commonwealth Games)

Results

2019 Fixtures & Results

2019 Statistics
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
16 6 2 8 37 29 +8 20

France Test Series (Antibes)

26 February 2019 Test Match France  2-1  Wales Antibes, France
15:00 Brachet Goal 48'
Lardeur Goal 59'
Report French Goal 54'
27 February 2019 Test Match France  2-1  Wales Antibes, France
15:00 Lecas Goal 36'48' Report Richards Goal 33'
1 March 2019 Test Match France  0-5  Wales Antibes, France
11:00 Report Robinson Goal 8'
Bingham Goal 10'
Richards Goal 33'50'
Preston Goal 60'

France Test Series (Cardiff)

31 May 2019 Test Match Wales  2-1  France Cardiff, Wales
18:00 Wilkinson Goal 13'
Webb Goal 51'
Report Lhopital Goal 20' Stadium: Sophia Gardens
1 June 2019 Test Match Wales  3-1  France Cardiff, Wales
17:00 Laity Goal 9'
Hulme Goal 11'
Westwood Goal 60'
Report Demars Goal 14' Stadium: Sophia Gardens
2 June 2019 Test Match Wales  0-3  France Cardiff, Wales
11:00 Report Van Bolhuis Goal 24'
Gaspari Goal 32'
Seillier Goal 53'
Stadium: Sophia Gardens

FIH Series Finals

19 June 2019 Pool B South Africa  2-2  Wales Valencia, Spain
17:00 Du Plessis Goal 33'
Bobbs Goal 41'
Report French Goal 19'
Wilkinson Goal 49'
Stadium: Estadio Beteró
20 June 2019 Pool B Wales  5-0  Thailand Valencia, Spain
17:00 Robinson Goal 11'
Wilkinson Goal 18'45'
Marke-Jones Goal 34'
Hughes Goal 51'
Report Stadium: Estadio Beteró
22 June 2019 Pool B Wales  1-4  Italy Valencia, Spain
13:00 Robinson Goal 47' Report Vynohradova Goal 8'
Bianchi Goal 9'
Traverso Goal 35'
Oviedo Goal 55'
Stadium: Estadio Beteró
24 June 2019 Crossover Spain  1-0  Wales Valencia, Spain
19:00 Jiménez Goal 9' Report Stadium: Estadio Beteró
25 June 2019 Fifth Place Match Wales  1-2  Belarus Valencia, Spain
19:00 Wilkinson Goal 59' Report Papkova Goal 21'
Nikitsina Goal 29'
Stadium: Estadio Beteró

EuroHockey Championship II

4 August 2019 Pool A Italy  3-1  Wales Glasgow, Scotland
10:15 Oviedo Goal 28'
Munitis Goal 38'
Carta Goal 50'
Report Webb Goal 57' Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
5 August 2019 Pool A Wales  5-1  Turkey Glasgow, Scotland
15:45 Jones Goal 1'
Richards Goal 31'
Jordan Goal 48'
Hughes Goal 51'
Wilkinson Goal 58'
Report Küçükkoç Goal 35' Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
7 August 2019 Pool A Wales  2-2  Poland Glasgow, Scotland
14:45 Jones Goal 28'
Wilkinson Goal 60'
Report Zagajska Goal 15'
B?aszyk Goal 32'
Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
9 August 2019 Pool C Wales  7-3  Ukraine Glasgow, Scotland
14:30 French Goal 2'
Wilkinson Goal 4'
Hughes Goal 10'53'
Westwood Goal 35'
Robinson Goal 51'
Marke-Jones Goal 59'
Report Kernoz Goal 16'
Honcharenko Goal 44'45+'
Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Wales Senior Women Performance Training Squad". hockeywales.org.uk. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Wales". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2019.

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