The seventh annual Team Bath Veterans Hockey Challenge took place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday 15 June 2013.
10 men’s and six ladies sides braved the ever changing weather conditions to enjoy an excellent days competitive hockey.
The men’s event was run in two groups with home side Team Bath Buccaneers racking up a 100% record to take the Group A from Yate in second spot.
In Group A Bristol & West edged out newcomers Cardiff & UWIC.
Unfortunately Buccaneers were forced to withdraw though lack of players allowing third placed West wilts a semi final birth.
However they could not hold off Bristol & West going down to late winner.
In the other semi-final Cardiff produced a fine display to reach the final with a 2-0 win over Yate.
The final saw Cardiff take the title with a close fought 1-0 win over Bristol & West.
In the Ladies section a round robin format saw some close matches but winners in 2010, BAC from Bristol, superior goal scoring exploits saw them victorious over local City of Bath in the runners- up spot.
University of Bath organiser, Nick Kendall, says “another successful event despite the heavy showers. It was good to see many of the teams here again but also good to see newcomers, Cardiff, take the honours in the men’s event. A big thank you to all the umpires/officials who put in a lot of hard work on the day.”