Veteran Masters Tournament

As 2021 is our club's 125th year anniversary, for part of the celebrations, we hosted our first Home Nations Veteran Masters Tournament over the August Bank holiday at our home ground, The Angmering School, Worthing.

We were delighted to welcome teams from across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to what turned out to be some very close, competitive and high skill level hockey across the 2 days, with the Mens tournament decided in the last few minutes of the last game. In a close finish, Worthing Mens Over 45s just edged out Scotland, whilst in the Ladies competition Girls on Fire from North Downs HC in Northern Ireland took the honours with Worthing finishing as runners up.

The tournament featuring Mens Over 45s Teams and Ladies Over 35s Teams was played over 2 days (Saturday & Sunday), with a maximum 16 players per squad including an umpire. Both the Mens and Ladies competitions were played in a ‘Round Robin’ format with a total of 4 matches per team. All games were 50 minutes long, with medals and trophies presented at the end of the weekend to the winners and runners up. The weekend of course also had a strong social element with a Welcome BBQ Party on the Friday, Saturday Night Dinner and Sunday Hog Roast.

Thank you to all visiting teams for coming and making the event such a success and of course a huge thank you to the organisers without whom these events cannot take place. Hopefully see you all again next year – watch this space !