Competing in their first ever World Cup from 13-29 January, the progress of Wales’ men’s hockey team from the third tier of European hockey to the very top has been quite the sporting fairy tale.
With all eyes on India this month, Wales’ men continue to give their all in their group matches against world top ten teams England, Spain and the host nation.
And at home, hockey clubs across Wales are making their own dreams come true, thanks to Sport Wales funding.
The Be Active Wales Fund was created in 2020 and since then a whopping £76,642 of National Lottery funding has been awarded to 43 hockey clubs across the nation.
So, while we cheer on Wales’ men, let’s also take a look at three ways Sport Wales funding can give your hockey club a helping hand.