Last year Ardudwy ac Arfon Hockey Club made an impact at the very glamarous and prestigious Hockey Wales Awards, held at the Vale of Glamorgan, on the outskirts of Cardiff.
The event was highly successful, with a variety of members of the hockey community in Wales ranging from grass roots all the way to board directors and international stars that represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It was an inspiring evening, to say the least. We were proudly represented by Ffion Davies, Jessica Pugh, Heledd ‘Moonie’ Rowlands and Rachel Cook.
This year Ardudwy ac Arfon were up for 3 awards, with Ffion Davies shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year, Jacqueline Smith up for Administrator of the Year and the club itself up for Club of the Year.
We came runners up at Club of the Year, coming short to Abergavenny, and Jacqueline Smith was a runner up too, but we’re proud to state that we came away with one award in the shape of Ffion Davies and Volunteer of the Year.
Ffion was over the moon and still can’t believe she won, and has commented saying:
“Winning Volunteer of the Year is such an honour and a humbling experience. I still can’t believe I’ve won to be honest, especially as everything I do is out of pure love of the sport. There isn’t much I do for hockey I consider a chore.”
We’re all very proud here at Ardudwy ac Arfon Hockey Club of all the awards that we were nominated for, and as a hockey collective that has passion and pure enjoyment at the heart of everything we do, we know that we have some exceptional adventures down the line.