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
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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 (12 April 2021)[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

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

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   Holcombe
12 1GK Lauren Roberts (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 22) 1 0   Eastbourne

2 2DF Julie Whiting (1994-10-29) 29 October 1994 (age 26) 56 0   Beeston
15 2DF Beth Bingham (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 26) 85 3   Holcombe
17 2DF Leah Wilkinson (captain) (1986-12-03) 3 December 1986 (age 34) 172 23   Holcombe
21 2DF Xenna Hughes (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 28) 92 5   Bowdon Hightown
27 2DF Jo Westwood (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 27) 111 11   Holcombe
28 2DF Emily Rowlands (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 25) 33 0   Hampstead & Westminster

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 25) 88 9   HV Victoria
14 3MF Ellie Laity (1994-05-09) 9 May 1994 (age 27) 53 9   Clifton Robinsons
18 3MF Izzie Howell (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 21) 26 0   Durham University
23 3MF Hannah Cozens (1997-04-08) 8 April 1997 (age 24) 54 2   East Grinstead

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

Training squadEdit

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

France Test Series (Cardiff)Edit

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

FIH Series FinalsEdit

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

EuroHockey Championship IIEdit

4 August 2019 Pool A Italy   3–1   Wales Glasgow, Scotland
10:15 Oviedo   28'
Munitis   38'
Carta   50'
Report Webb   57' Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
5 August 2019 Pool A Wales   5–1   Turkey Glasgow, 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 A Wales   2–2   Poland Glasgow, Scotland
14:45 Jones   28'
Wilkinson   60'
Report Zagajska   15'
Błaszyk   32'
Stadium: Glasgow National Hockey Centre
9 August 2019 Pool C Wales   7–3   Ukraine Glasgow, 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 C Wales   1–2   Czech Republic Glasgow, 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. 12 April 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  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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