Welcome to the North Wales section of the Hockey Wales website
23rd April 2013
It's here! - North Wales Regional Board
- Want to be part of something new?
- Have the skills and tenacity to shape the landscape of a sporting sector in North Wales?
Following an exciting transformation to its operational approach, Hockey Wales is seeking to recruit numerous members to the first North Wales Regional Board.
Hockey Wales is the National Governing Body of Sport for Hockey in Wales. VISION 2020, Hockey Wales' Vision presents Hockey in Wales with an exciting opportunity to make a real difference and a fantastic platform to steer our sport in a diverse, dynamic and driven way.
North Wales will play a vital role in delivering the VISION 2020. The realisation of this role will be driven by an exciting new approach within Hockey Wales, one that will mean more decisions being made in the region for the benefit of the region.
The development of the North Wales Regional Board will provide one single body to steer and direct Hockey in North Wales to attaining VISION 2020, while also meeting the needs of the region.
Working with Hockey Wales staff and Board Directors, Board Members will work to secure resources and lead activities to help attain a vision which aims to ensure that Wales is consistently ranked in the top 10 within Europe providing multiple players to GB Olympic squads, that every school child enjoys a quality Hockey experience and that professional and voluntary workforces meet demands.
Hockey Wales are therefore looking to recruit between 2 and 4 Board Members, who have proven experience and success not only at Board and Committee level but also within Business, Local Government, Education, Marketing and Communications and broader sports environments.
This unique opportunity to become involved from the offset provides the prospects of changing the face of Hockey in North Wales. Board Member roles are voluntary with reasonable expenses being reimbursed. Training and support for the role will be provided for the entirety.
- Please contact Helen Bushell, CEO of Hockey Wales, firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss the role and application process in more detail.
- For an application pack please contact Business Support Officer, Sarah Latham - email@example.com or 01978 293423.
- The closing date for this application is Monday 20th May. A selection process will be held on the 30th and 31st May.
23rd April 2013
Hockey Wales welcomes Alan Watkin as North Wales Regional Chair
Hockey Wales is delighted to announce that Alan Watkin will be the new North Wales Regional Chair. Alan, who joins us with a wealth of experience from other National Governing Bodies and Sports Organisations will Chair the North Wales Regional Board working with other appointed members of the Regional Board, club, schools and other key partners to deliver the plan for North Wales Hockey.
24th October 2012
North Wales Regional website
This area of the website has been designed and launched as a result of extensive consultation with members and key stakeholders in North Wales. The hope is that this is a one stop shop for all North Wales based information, it should be easier to get information about relevant funding, and key contact details within each local authority. This section should also allow non-members to get easy access of where their nearest hockey participation opportunity is, and who the key contacts are within each club and each recreational opportunity. Information on results and fixtures can be found on the North Wales website www.northwaleshockey.org.uk
There are a lot of changes taking place in North Wales at present, on-going discussions with the regional associations and members to develop a regional board in 2013. We now have a full complement of staff across North Wales with hockey agents across the region driving forward the development of hockey at tier 1 of the Hockey For Life Framework. This is the first time that North Wales has seen so many staff in the region working with members, partners and non-members to implement development in the right area at the right time based on the needs of the region. A one year regional plan has now been launched and the plan can be found under the regionalisation section. Development is an on-going process and does not happen overnight, this is just the beginning of what is to come.
It is hoped you will find this area of the website useful, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you think there is any other information that should be added that would be useful.
24th October 2012
North Wales Regional Office Launch
The North Wales regional office and Regional plan was launched yesterday at the new offices of Hockey Wales at Glyndwr University in Wrexham. The office opening is the culmination of over twenty months of localised work from Hockey Wales, with the clubs in the North. North Wales Regional Manager, Debra Barker, welcomed a list of guest to the event form across the North as well as Anne-Marie Brown, Sports Manager, and Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor, from the University as well as Lesley Griffiths, AM for Wrexham and Health Minister for Wales.
The North Wales Regional plan was also presented which highlights the level of commitment and change Hockey Wales is promising to achieve in the region. Signed on behalf of the region by North Wales Women's President Pat Sharples. The plans aims include a number of goals and can be viewed by visiting the Hockey Wales website.
Debra Barker, North Wales Regional Manager, said "We are really pleased to have officially launched the North Wales Regional Plan on a day when there are more than 250 young people here playing hockey, we hope to build on events such as this in the future, strengthen our clubs and build on our current partnerships. The launch was an opportunity to celebrate the work carried out over the last 2 years and to look forward to the developments to come. We are excited for the future!"
Caroline Spanton, Head of Development, said, "It's a key milestone in the process of developing a regionally owned structure and approach for hockey development across North Wales. We want to continue to empower the region to take ownership and be central to decision making".
Helen Bushell, Chief Executive of Hockey Wales, added "Today is a significant milestone in the development of North Wales as a new region, huge credit must go to the North Wales's Women's and Men's Associations and all the hockey clubs for their open minded approach to this new way of working. May I also formally thank Sport Wales both regionally and nationally for their continued support and resources to help us in this journey. I am pleased and proud to be part of this important day and look forward to the future".
For a video slide-show of the plan please view: prezi.com/f8zqzhu4qoou/north-wales-regional-plan