Hockey Ireland names team for 2023 EuroHockey ID Championship
Park Developments announce support for ‘Hockey4All’ programme.
Dublin August 10: Hockey Ireland has named its team for the 2023 EuroHockey ID Championship taking place in Mönchengladbach, Germany from August 21 – 24. The tournament coincides with the EuroHockey Championship 2023, and features ten teams from across Europe including: Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Hockey ID is the adapted format of hockey for players with an intellectual disability.
Ireland’s participation in the 2023 EuroHockey ID Championship is joined by Park Developments’ confirmation of support for the Hockey Ireland ‘Hockey4All’ inclusion programme, which looks to ensure those of all abilities become an integral and invaluable part of the Hockey community in Ireland.
Jilly Cotter, Director, Park Developments commented:
“Park Developments are proud of our 60 year history of building, creating and supporting communities. As we renewed our support for the Irish Senior Ladies Hockey team this year, we wanted to expand our support to include the “Hockey4All” Program as a key area for development within the Hockey family, by supporting young people with disabilities and giving them an opportunity to play and enjoy the game. We would like to wish the Hockey ID Ireland squad the very best of luck this summer as they prepare of the Europeans in Germany this August”.
Hockey Ireland Hockey4All programme Manager, Sue Haslam, commented:
“Over the past 12 years, the Hockey4All programme has enabled athletes of all abilities to become an integral and invaluable part of the Hockey community in Ireland. The backing of Park Developments will allow us to further accelerate our strategy to grow Hockey4All throughout clubs, and in partnership with schools, Local Sports Partnerships and other organisations. With this new partnership, we look forward to developing the player pathway, playing and international opportunities for all our Hockey4All athletes.”
The Team: (Back row, left to right) – Joe Whelan, Cameron Ward, Daniel Fortune, Tony Ryan, Charlie O’Reilly. (Front row, left to right) – Ben Purcell, Ruthanne Gallagher, Louis Olden. Missing are team members Niamh Kiernan and Matthew Burke who were unable to join the photograph.
The Team and Staff: (Back row, left to right) – Scott Mulligan (Head coach), Aryana Nieland (coach), Joe Whelan, Daniel Fortune, Tony Ryan, Charlie O’Reilly and Klaas de Vries (coach). (Front row, left to right) – Cameron Ward, Ben Purcell, Ruthanne Gallagher, Louis Olden. Missing are team members Niamh Kiernan and Matthew Burke who were unable to join the photograph.