Teams flock to the 38th Sevenoaks Hockey Club Vets festival

The bank holiday weekend saw 14 mens and ladies hockey teams from all over the UK, the Netherlands, Gibraltar, and Canada flock to the Vine for its 38th Sevenoaks Hockey Club annual veterans festival.

With players spanning in age from 35 to 70 years, there was fierce competition on (and off) the pitch for the coveted trophies and wooden spoons.  This year’s festival winners were the Dutch “Woo-Hoo Cats” Ladies and the Sevenoaks “South Pacific” Men.  The games were played in true festival spirit, and whilst there were national and even international age group players impressing spectators, the Sevenoaks teams contained a fabulous mix of their regular 1st XI to 8th XI and ex-players who hit the stage to compete for the Cabaret Cup.  This year won by the Chiswick Old Birds for their innovative performance of “Do-Re-Me” from the Sound of Music.

You are never too old to start or return to playing hockey.  Sevenoaks created an entirely new league team following a successful ‘new to or back to hockey’ session a few years back, and run friendly, welcoming sessions for anyone wanting to give it a go.  Please contact campadmin@sjhclub.uk and come and join the fun!