Graham Dadds

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGraham Bassett•Dadds
Used nameGraham•Dadds
Born16 March 1911 in Swansea, Wales (GBR)
Died8 March 1980 in Swansea, Wales (GBR)
AffiliationsSwansea Hockey Club, Swansea (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Between 1932-55 goalkeeper Graham Dadds won a then-record 36 Welsh international caps. Additionally, he appeared for Great Britain on seven occasions. Dadds played his club hockey at Swansea Nomads HC and was a member of the Great Britain squad for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He made his début as a replacement for Derek Day in the 2-1 win over Pakistan in the bronze medal match at 41 years-of-age. Dadds, who retired in 1956, was a former president of the Welsh Hockey Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR Graham Dadds
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze