Festival of Hockey 2016 on sale now!

By | January 28, 2016

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Festival of Hockey 2016 – Where the world comes to play!

The third annual Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey will grow further in 2016 with at least 42 teams participating.

The Festival runs from the 2nd to the 10th of April and, this year includes four tournaments, an addition of one from the last two seasons. The major addition to the festival is the Oceania round 1 of the FIH World League. The Hawke’s Bay Cup continues to be the major attraction of the Festival with 8 international teams confirmed for the tournament. The Affiliates Tournament has grown to 14 teams and the school girls Furnware Cup will again include 8 teams from around the North Island.

The Hawke’s Bay Cup has become the preeminent women’s invitational Hockey tournament in the world. Hawke’s Bay Sports Events and Education Consortium’s (HBSEEC) Bruce Mactaggart says “A stellar line-up of women’s teams will again compete in this prestigious tournament. We are delighted that 6 of the 8 teams that will come to Hawke’s Bay have qualified for the Rio Olympics. Completing this year’s line-up will be first timers at this tournament, Ireland and Canada.”