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Welsh Hockey Squad holding training camp at The Edge

Alderley Edge Hockey Club has today announced that Hockey Wales Women’s squad will be holding a training camp on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August at The Edge Hockey Centre, Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

The Welsh women’s hockey squad confirmed their place at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games next summer with a clean sweep of the EuroHockey Outdoor Nations Championships in July, winning five games on the trot to claim the gold medal.

Amanda Partington, Senior Women's Head Coach and Alderley Edge Men's 1st team Coach commented "What a fantastic boost to the squad following a highly successful European campaign, gaining promotion back to the Championship II division with 5 wins from 5 games. Players and staff have worked tirelessly this last 15 months on and off the field and performing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be our next step in developing a team, which can successfully compete in Europe and the World as we look to achieve our vision. The Commonwealth Games is a significant experience for our players and one held in high esteem as one of the highest levels of competition in our calendar, we are delighted to have qualified . The training camp at The Edge kick starts our programme early as we aim to peak and compete with the best sides in the Commonwealth and indeed the world in Glasgow 2014.”

Kelvin Briggs, Secretary of Alderley Edge Hockey Club is delighted the next Welsh Camp will be held at the Edge. " The Alderley Edge club is so excited to welcome Amanda, the Welsh players and support team to the Edge. Our young players and coaches will be inspired by the opportunity to see just how an international team prepares. Whilst most of us will be cheering on England at The Commonwealth games we will have a warm place in our hearts for Wales! There's one Welsh squad member , Xenna Hughes, who attended junior coaching sessions at the Alderley club as a child and I'm sure we all wish her well well on the road to Glasgow."

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