Full name: William Salterlee "Bill" Griffiths
Born: June 26, 1922 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Great Britain
Died: October 27, 2010 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Newport Athletic Hockey Club
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Bill Griffiths' early hockey career was interrupted by World War II in which he served as a physical training instructor in South Africa. Returning to Britain to complete his medical studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff, he joined Newport Athletic Hockey Club and was to make his international debut for Wales against Ireland in 1947.
A forward with a reputation as a fearsome exponent of the penalty corner, he played for Great Britain in all five matches of 1948 hockey tournament, winning a silver medal as Britain were outclassed by India in the final. He played 32 times for Wales and 8 matches for Great Britain between 1947 and 1956; his final international was against The Netherlands in Amsterdam in 1956.
After joining Abergavenny Hockey Club in 1950 as a player, he served as club president for 40 years.
|1948 Summer||26||London||Hockey||Men's Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||2||Silver|
|1948 Summer||26||London||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Final Standings||2||1948-07-31||5||1|
|1948 Summer||26||London||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||1948-08-12||IND 4, GBR 0||0|
|1948 Summer||26||London||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Semi-Finals||Match #2||1||1948-08-09||GBR 2, PAK 0||0|
|1948 Summer||26||London||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Group B||Match #1||1T||1948-07-31||SUI 0, GBR 0||0|
|1948 Summer||26||London||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Group B||Match #3||1||1948-08-05||GBR 11, USA 0||0|
|1948 Summer||26||London||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Group B||Match #6||1||1948-08-07||GBR 8, AFG 0||1|