Hockey is enjoyed the world over and Wales has always enjoyed a long and rich association with the game. The country holds the honour of hosting the first ever international match in 1895. Wales played Ireland, losing 3 - 0.

Welsh hockey continued to grow from this, with the Welsh Hockey Association founded the next year. This was soon followed in 1897 by the Welsh Women’s Hockey Association. This worked to actively promote and develop the game throughout Wales and even further afield.

Records dating to the 1908 Olympic Games actually show that Wales actually represented itself as a nation for hockey, rather than under the banner of Great Britain.

Hockey became an important element within education establishments over the decades, being a sport than many people were able to participate in and try.

Keeping in line with the values that hockey should be a supportive and collaborative sport that anyone can play, the Welsh Hockey Union was founded in 1996. This merged the existing Hockey and Women’s Hockey Associations.

In 2011, our operating name was changed to Hockey Wales. We currently operate all aspects of Hockey in diverse locations from schools and clubs to colleges and universities.

We support coaching and umpiring and even take on international commitments, being a proud member of Great Britain Hockey.

Life Members

To be enrolled as a Life member of Hockey Wales is but a small token of appreciation for the time and dedication shown by this select group and to one and all we offer our grateful thanks.

  • Miss June Brown
  • Roger Caddick
  • Alan Carter
  • Miss Fay Davison MBE
  • Miss Margaret Edwards
  • Miss Anne Ellis OBE
  • Peter English MBE
  • Roger Harris
  • Mrs Anne Mullin
  • Neil Pallot
  • Miss Norma Roblin
  • Miss Daphne Rogers
  • Alan Rookes
  • David Salter
  • Brian Scott
  • George Senior
  • Miss Lynne Thomas
  • John (Gillies) Williams
  • Miss Marion Williams