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Second Igloo Hockey Festival commences at GCC

Written by  Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:00

GCC Hockey Team, in its effort to promote youth development in Field Hockey in Guyana, is hosting the ‘Igloo Hockey Festival’ this weekend, August 26th and 27th at the Georgetown Cricket Club, Bourda.  The tournament will include competition for all ages including Under 10 (Mixed Categories), Under 14, Under 17 and Under 21 (Boys & Girls) and an Open Men and Women Category.

The unique tournament is the only one of its kind as it is played on a miniature artificial hockey surface with rebound bounds around the perimeter.  Since there is no full-scale artificial hockey pitch in Guyana, the tournament features the exciting 5 a side format being played on the miniature sized field.

This tournament is the club’s feature hockey event for the year and provides one of the few opportunities for all ages to play competitively in the sport.  The GCC Hockey Team ran off the inaugural event last July and hopes to repeat the success this year.

Several clubs have submitted teams from their development programs right through to senior sides.  Apart from the senior competition with teams from hosts GCC, Hikers, Old Fort and Saints, the under-14 division featuring teams from five clubs in both the boys and girls divisions promises to be one of great interest.

Matches begin at 10:00AM on both days and run until 10PM in the evening.

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