To the Welsh Hockey Union (North Region) Men’s brand new web site. We hope it will be of some use to clubs, players and potential players, sponsors and supporters.
For all the latest news, navigate to the LATEST NEWS page. I will be updating this on a frequent basis. Any news items clubs want to publicise to a wider audience, please let me know.
Also, website sponsorship is available at a reasonable price. So, if you know of anyone who would like to help grass roots sport in North Wales, get them to contact the Treasurer.
For the uninitiated, Hockey (or field hockey in some parts of the world) is a fast and exciting sport that is suitable for all abilities and all ages.
Hockey is officially the world’s second most played sport after soccer and is thriving in north Wales.
North Wales Premier Cup Winners Northop Hall in action in 2006/07
The website is still in an “under construction” phase and will be added to over the coming weeks and months. Please be patient and please let me know how I can improve it and make it really useful for the north Wales hockey community. Contact me with any suggestions.
From Tywyn to Bangor, Colwyn Bay to Rhyl and Flintshire to Wrexham, adult and youth hockey is played at all levels. Check out the club section of the web site for more.
A Sport for all abilities
The WHU(North Region) runs hockey in the area and all our clubs have teams in the North Wales League which runs from September to March. All our clubs play in the North Wales Cup competitions ranging from the Premier to the League Cup.
Dysynni Hockey Club – North Wales League champions 06/07
Opportunities for representative hockey
The region runs representative sides at under 14, 16 and 18 while a north Wales “county” side has also played a number of games against local English counties in the past few years. A large number of players have gone on to represent Wales at age group and senior hockey. The current Welsh men’s manager is a product of north Wales hockey.
From the cradle to the grave!
Many clubs have thriving junior sections and plans are in place to begin a boys’ north Wales league in the near future. Also, unlike some sports, hockey enables players to play well past 40. A number of clubs enter strong veterans’ sides in national competitions and some have represented Wales.
The best facilities for playing sport
The area also has the newest and best water-based astro turf pitch located at the North Wales Regional Hockey Stadium at NEWI, Wrexham. The region’s two top club sides’ first teams, Northop Hall and Wrexham play their English league fixtures at the stadium