Wales women's national field hockey team

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]

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 26 Steady (1 March 2020)[1]
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1983)
Best result12th (1983)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances3 (first in 1987)
Best result8th (1987)

Tournament recordEdit

World CupEdit

EuroHockey ChampionshipEdit

EuroHockey Championship IIEdit

EuroHockey Championship IIIEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Hockey World LeagueEdit

FIH Hockey SeriesEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

The following 18 players represented Wales during the EuroHockey Championship II in Glasgow, Scotland from 4–10 August, 2019.[3]

Caps and goals current as of 10 October 2019 after the match against the Czech Republic. Caps and goals also include those for Great Britain.

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 28) 76 0   Holcombe
12 1GK Lauren Roberts (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 21) 1 0   TPS Quackers

2 2DF Julie Whiting (1994-10-29) 29 October 1994 (age 25) 56 0   Bowdon Hightown
15 2DF Beth Bingham (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 25) 85 3   Holcombe
17 2DF Leah Wilkinson (C) (1986-12-03) 3 December 1986 (age 33) 172 23   Holcombe
21 2DF Xenna Hughes (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 27) 92 5   East Grinstead
27 2DF Joanne Westwood (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 26) 111 11   Holcombe
28 2DF Emily Rowlands (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 25) 33 0   Buckingham

7 3MF Sian French (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 29) 110 7   Bowdon Hightown
8 3MF Sarah Jones (1990-06-25) 25 June 1990 (age 30) 118 11   Holcombe
13 3MF Danielle Jordan (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 24) 88 9   Buckingham
14 3MF Eloise Laity (1994-05-09) 9 May 1994 (age 26) 53 9   Buckingham
18 3MF Isabelle Howell (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 20) 26 0   Neston
23 3MF Hannah Cozens (1997-04-08) 8 April 1997 (age 23) 54 2   Loughborough

5 4FW Natasha Marke-Jones (1990-11-06) 6 November 1990 (age 29) 90 13   Clifton Robinsons
6 4FW Sophie Robinson (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 31) 37 9   Buckingham
10 4FW Phoebe Richards (1993-03-26) 26 March 1993 (age 27) 112 20   Buckingham
29 4FW Isobel Webb (1998-08-10) 10 August 1998 (age 21) 24 2   Clifton Robinsons

Training squadEdit

  • Jodie Beddow
  • Alice Bennett
  • 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 playersEdit

  • 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)

ResultsEdit

2019 Fixtures & ResultsEdit

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

France Test Series (Antibes)Edit

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

France Test Series (Cardiff)Edit

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

FIH Series FinalsEdit

19 June 2019 Pool BSouth Africa  2–2  WalesValencia, Spain
17:00 Du Plessis   33'
Bobbs   41'
Report French   19'
Wilkinson   49'
Stadium: Estadio Beteró
20 June 2019 Pool BWales  5–0  ThailandValencia, Spain
17:00 Robinson   11'
Wilkinson   18'45'
Marke-Jones   34'
Hughes   51'
Report Stadium: Estadio Beteró
22 June 2019 Pool BWales  1–4  ItalyValencia, Spain
13:00 Robinson   47' Report Vynohradova   8'
Bianchi   9'
Traverso   35'
Oviedo   55'
Stadium: Estadio Beteró
24 June 2019 CrossoverSpain  1–0  WalesValencia, Spain
19:00 Jiménez   9' Report Stadium: Estadio Beteró
25 June 2019 Fifth Place MatchWales  1–2  BelarusValencia, Spain
19:00 Wilkinson   59' Report Papkova   21'
Nikitsina   29'
Stadium: Estadio Beteró

EuroHockey Championship IIEdit

4 August 2019 Pool AItaly  3–1  WalesGlasgow, Scotland
10:15 Oviedo   28'
Munitis   38'
Carta   50'
Report Webb   57' Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
5 August 2019 Pool AWales  5–1  TurkeyGlasgow, Scotland
15:45 Jones   1'
Richards   31'
Jordan   48'
Hughes   51'
Wilkinson   58'
Report Küçükkoç   35' Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
7 August 2019 Pool AWales  2–2  PolandGlasgow, Scotland
14:45 Jones   28'
Wilkinson   60'
Report Zagajska   15'
Błaszyk   32'
Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
9 August 2019 Pool CWales  7–3  UkraineGlasgow, Scotland
14:30 French   2'
Wilkinson   4'
Hughes   10'53'
Westwood   35'
Robinson   51'
Marke-Jones   59'
Report Kernoz   16'
Honcharenko   44'45+'
Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
10 August 2019 Pool CWales  1–2  Czech RepublicGlasgow, Scotland
09:30 Hughes   23' Report Decsyova   32'35' Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Wales Senior Women Performance Training Squad". hockeywales.org.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Wales". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 17 October 2019.

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