New Ulster Hockey Chair Appointment

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(from left; Adrian Murphy, Director of Finance, Billy Pollock, Chairperson, George Wilson, Incoming Chairperson, Peter Kelly, Vice-Chairperson, Sarah Little, Director of Communication, Tim Cochrane, Director of talent and Pathways.)

On behalf of the Ulster Hockey Board, I am delighted to announce that George Wilson has been elected as the new Chairperson, effective from after the AGM on 23rd May 2023.

George will finish his current term as Ulster President 2022/23 and take up his role as Director and Chair to lead the Board. George is a past Chair and past President of Bangor Hockey Club (formerly Bangor Men’s HC) and well known to many in the Province. His skill set is well matched for the challenge to continue to develop the Incorporated Ulster Hockey through the Strategic Plan 2021-26 and beyond.

Those of us who know George Wilson are very confident that his leadership and business acumen will provide governance and oversight to the Board and continuously improve the whole organisation.

I am positive that all the Ulster Hockey Family of Clubs and Schools together with the Staff and Board will congratulate and thank George Wilson for taking up this significant responsibility and will fully support him in taking local Hockey to the next level. This is great news for the sport we love.

I’ve been privileged to serve Ulster Hockey as Chair and Director for nearly 7 years and I would like to sincerely thank the all the Members,  Presidents, Directors and other Committee Volunteers, Executive Managers/Chief Executive plus all the Staff (new and old) for their excellent support over this tenure.

I would especially mention Vice-Chair Peter Kelly for his wisdom, council and tremendous unstinting support and look forward to seeing the Board going from strength to strength.

Billy Pollock – Chair

George Wilson has also added the following statement:

It is with great pleasure, and pride, that I take on the role of Chair of Ulster Hockey.

Hockey has been a mainstay of my life for almost fifty years, and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the continued development of our game. Much has been achieved in recent years, and whilst challenges remain, there is a sound strategic base for the game on which to progress.

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