Earlier this year, 5 Welsh players were included in the first GB Pathway Camp. This camp brought players from Great Britain Seniors, Great Britain Elite Development Programme (EDP), and high potential U18s together to take part in a 3 day camp at Lilleshall National Hockey Centre. Training together in an immersive programme of hockey and off-pitch activities aiming to inspire the future, integrate athletes and share experiences across programmes. Welsh players included Sarah Jones (Senior), Millie Holme (EDP), Betsan Thomas (EDP), Emily (U18) and Jemima (U18).
Secondly, February half term saw the first 2023 Welsh National Age Group Programme Camp. This training camp brought the 36 selected boys and girls to Cardiff for a 3-day induction into being a junior international athlete. This camp begins to lay the foundation of the groups and included plenty of pitch play, anti-doping education, video sessions, game play, table tennis tournaments and fitness testing. Well done to all involved! The players are building towards their first training fixtures over the Easter weekend in Cardiff. More information on how you can watch and support our junior dragons will be publicised shortly.