22nd July 2016: At the EuroHockey Youth Championships III today, the officials had a lovely afternoon on the Rock with a personal guided tour from EHF Judge Brian Buckley. 

Wales played Switzerland in the warmth of the Mediterranean weather with a temperature of 31°c as the match commenced.  The Welsh dominated the possession in the first period. The Swiss only managing to break into the Welsh half a couple of times.  The Swiss gave away 5 penalty corners, which the Welsh failed to convert.  The Welsh conceded a penalty corner towards the end of the first half which crossed the goal line, 1-0 to Switzerland.

The pitch watered intensively during half time, the second half saw both the Swisse and Welsh come out in attack mode.  With some lovely field play, switching the play on the field the Welsh deservedly drew level.  The intensity rose with both teams seeking the winning goal. The Swisse had some solid defense with the ball being cleared on the line after some excellent offense from the Welsh.

Both teams had good numbers of supporters in the crowd at Victoria Stadium, who cheered their respective teams on.  The Welsh have a well earned day off, although and action packed day of sight seeing on the Rock of Gibraltar are planned, visiting attractions including Main Street and the Macaques (Apes).

With the games being live streamed on the @gibraltarhockey Twitter page via Periscope, 654 people viewed the game live.  We aim to have over 1,000 viewers for the match on Friday as Gibraltar take on the Swisse.

Streaming coverage will commence from 5:45 local time, push back at 6pm.

Our Championship and Championship II (boys and girls) events kick off on 24th in Cork and Glasgow respectively. With the boys Championship II in Albena starting on 27th July.

To follow the games, click below:

EuroHockey Youth Championships III, U 18, Girls, Gibraltar

EuroHockey Youth Championships, U18, Boys, Cork

EuroHockey Youth Championships, U18, Girls, Cork

EuroHockey Youth Championships II, U18, Boys, Glasgow

EuroHockey Youth Championships II, U18, Girls, Glasgow

EuroHockey Youth Championships III, U18, Boys, Albena

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Twitter – @eurohockeyorg #EHYouth2016

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There will Live Streaming of the Finals in Cork and Glasgow, links to follow! 

Thanks to David Devincenzi-Clemens for the update and photographs from Gibraltar