Team Bath Buccaneers 1st Team FestivaliCal
- September 8, 2012
- September 9, 2012
- Astro pitches & grass pitches
- Sports Training Village, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom, BA2 7AY
Spectators watch free of charge.
The fourth annual 1st Team Hockey Festival will take place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September.
The event organised by the hosts Team Bath Buccaneers enables teams to get valuable match practice ahead of the new season.
This year the Men’s event sees a return of familiar faces in Barford Tigers, Indian Gymkhana and Cardiff & UWIC but also a debut visit to Bath for Khasla, who ran away with the Midlands Premier Division last season, taking their place in the EHL for the first time in 2012/13.
The Ladies host local rivals Firebrands and first time entrants Trojans from Southampton. The event is given an international flavour with Wales Women A making the short trip over the bridge for a fist time entry.
The umpires are provided by the West Hockey Umpires Association who also find the early season high quality matches a useful practice and training weekend.
Matches start at 10.30am both days and spectators entry free of charge.
Organiser Nick Kendall says “this event continues to be well supported despite many clubs having to watch there pre season budgets and stay at home. The standard of play has improved each season and we are looking for more high quality action again this year.
“Both our own 1st teams will have a significantly new and experimental look to them which increases the interest”