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 and is thriving in north Wales.
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
From Tywyn to Bangor, Colwyn Bay to Rhyl and Flintshire to Wrexham, adult and youth hockey is played at all levels. 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.