Festival back in action as Basingstoke Hockey Club host social tournament!
The weekend of 5-7th saw Basingstoke Hockey Club welcome visiting teams from across the country for a fun filled weekend of ‘Tour Hockey’.
After a Friday night of pitching tents, and getting to know team-mates new and old, Saturday saw a full day of hockey and entertaining antics before some spectacular outfits were donned for the Safari themed evening. The hotly contested trophy for ‘best dressed’ was awarded to team ‘GI Janes’ who unfortunately finished dead last in the hockey aspect of the tournament although they were happy with their win as their captain said ‘this is one of the most fun tournaments we attend every year, and we are glad it’s back again after a year off!’.
Sunday saw the final stages of hockey with some team members fairing worse than others after the evenings events. Basingstoke’s home side ‘Kamikazes’ drawn against the stage winners, The Pink Panthers, and after a nail biting set of penalty shuffles made it through to the final. The ‘Kamikazes’ were pitted against visiting team ‘Bar Studs’, and were (sportingly) unable to defeat them, after the game again went to penalty strokes losing 4-2.
Basingstoke would like to thank all visiting teams and members who attended the weekend and look forward to their return for future tours. The club would especially like to thank members that volunteered time and effort to make the event possible.