The boards of Great Britain Hockey, England Hockey, Scottish Hockey and Hockey Wales fully support the European Hockey Federation’s decision to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from participating in events for the foreseeable future.
We additionally support the International Hockey Federation (FIH)’s decision to exclude the Russian team from the upcoming Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup and fully expect that decision to extend to other FIH events. For clarity, we will not compete against Russian or Belarusian national teams under any other banner.
The governing bodies of our Home Nations unequivocally condemn the invasion of Ukraine and add our collective voice to global calls for peace. We also extend our full compassion and sympathy to those inside Ukraine and everyone who continues to be affected further afield.