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Bill Griffiths

Full name: William Salterlee "Bill" Griffiths
Gender: Male
Born: June 26, 1922
Died: October 27, 2010
Affiliations: Newport Athletic Hockey Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
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
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