What: Blackpool Hockey Festival
Where: Blackpool, Lancashire
When: 17th – 21st of April, 2014
What’s it all about: Blackpool Easter Hockey Festival is now in it’s 63rd year. The 2014 festival will take place over the weekend of the 17th – 21st April, at Stanley Park, Blackpool.
The festival is open to mens, ladies and mixed teams.
The weekend includes two/three games of 11-a-side hockey per day and one on Easter Monday, with each team playing nine matches in total. The majority of matches are played on astro-turf but some games are played on grass… which is always a challenge!
Each game is 25 minutes one way with a 5 minute interval between games and are always officiated by two qualified umpires, with games being centrally timed.
The playing facilities comprise 2 sand-dressed artificial pitches, 2 grass pitches at Blackpool Cricket Club and another artificial pitch nearby in Bispham.
This tour looks absoutely brilliant, and the website is incredibly professional and easy to navigate, so even after a lemonade or two, you can still work out when and were you’re playing your next match. An ideal tour for a team who’s competitive, both on the astro and in the bar.
Blackpool Hockey Festival HQ getting ready for the big weekend!
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