Gloucestershire to host County Championship Qualifying Pool Matches
The Gloucestershire Hockey Association is pleased to announce that they have been asked by England Hockey to host a Qualifying Pool for the Men’s County Championship this year. The Men’s County Championship was hockey’s first competitive tournament and remains the longest running competition in the sport
The event is being held on the artificial turf pitch at Oxtalls Tennis Centre and Sports Park, Plock Court, Gloucester, over the weekend of 7 and 8 May 2016 and features four West Counties - Devon, Cornwall, Herefordshire and our own Gloucestershire squad.
The match schedule is:
Saturday 7 May 2016
14.00hrs - Herefordshire v Gloucestershire
16.00hrs - Cornwall v Devon
Sunday 8 May 2016
10.00hrs – Gloucestershire v Cornwall
11.45hrs – Devon v Herefordshire
14.00hrs – Herefordshire v Cornwall
15.45hrs – Gloucestershire v Devon
This is a great chance to see some top class hockey and support the Gloucestershire County team. Spectators are very welcome and there will be hot and cold food, drinks and a bar available in the Tennis Centre over the weekend.
Gloucestershire Hockey Association President Alan Hooper said “We were delighted when England Hockey accepted our offer to host this competition. Our sport is thriving in this county not least through the work done by the GHA and affiliated clubs in the development of junior players. This competition provides an excellent showcase for the high-level skills which we hope that many young players in the county will aspire to achieve. I’m sure this will be a highly enjoyable weekend of hockey.”
(For further information please contact Graham Wayland, Gloucestershire HA Men’s Manager on 07833 976445)