Yesterday, coinciding with the remaining 100 days for the start of the FIH Hockey Women's World Cup Spain & Netherlands 2022, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) made public the name of the mascot that will represent the competition in its two venues: Terrassa and Amsterdam. This cute dragon symbolizes the values of women in hockey: passion, strength, wisdom, change, courage, vitality, protection and majesty.
Ahead of the event, fans across the international community were asked to suggest names for the competition’s mascot. Showing some truly astonishing creativity 400 names were suggested, which was eventually whittled down to just three. More than 600 votes were cast and the final, winning name for the 2022 World Cup mascot was revealed as Lyla. Look out for Lyla as she makes starring appearances over the duration of the tournament and at both venues.
The Spanish Women's National Team already has its own Lyla, who has accompanied them on their trip to Germany to play two matches corresponding to the FIH Pro League. Lyla has been very present, as the players have shared in their Instagram stories!