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Research in Wales companions with nationwide hockey group


Research in Wales – a part of the World Wales partnership – shall be branded on the group’s shirts as they compete for the primary time within the FIH Hockey World Cup, in January 2023 being held in India.

India, together with the US, Vietnam and the European Union, is a precedence marketplace for World Wales.

“This partnership is one other welcome step for Research in Wales, sports activities diplomacy and the continuing growth of our relationship with India,” stated Iwan Davies, chair of World Wales.

“It’s a constructive initiative for Welsh universities, enabling the sector to succeed in worldwide audiences by hockey on the world stage.”

With over 2 billion followers globally, area hockey is performed in over 100 nations. Anticipated audiences for the World Cup are round 12.4 million.

The involvement within the hockey world cup creates “much more alternative to advertise Wales as a research vacation spot”, Davies continued, particularly in encouraging college students from India to “benefit from the distinctive alternatives on supply at Welsh universities”.

Swansea College, the College of Portsmouth and De Montfort College, linking with Leicester Metropolis Soccer Membership in 2018, have all partnered with their native soccer groups in a bid to construct an emotional connection with followers on native or worldwide ranges.

The Welsh group shall be competing in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, India, and can be a part of high groups from Germany, England, the Netherlands and Australia within the competitors.

In six years, the mens group has moved from thirty sixth within the World Rankings to the fifteenth place. Qualification for the World Cup for the primary time ever is an unbelievable achievement, Ria Burrage-Male, chief government of Hockey Wales, said.

“There’s a pure synergy between the 2 organisations”

“We’re delighted to companion with Research in Wales, a likeminded and passionate Welsh model which, like Hockey Wales, is devoted in the direction of making certain Wales has a outstanding place on the worldwide stage and showcasing the nation’s expertise and alternatives,” Burrage-Male added.

“There’s a pure synergy between the 2 organisations; we have now gamers and workers who’re present college students and alumni of Welsh universities, who’re in a position to communicate enthusiastically about their experiences of what it means to check in Wales.”

Males’s group captain Luke Hawker, for instance, works as a senior lecturer in Sport Teaching at Cardiff Metropolitan College.

Davies added that, “Worldwide college students play a useful position in diversifying and internationalising Welsh college campuses and communities at a time when retaining a global outlook is extra necessary than ever.”

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