Sticks out to welcome visitors

A feast of international hockey will have lovers of the game clamouring to the Camana Bay field this weekend.  

Final preparations are in place for the tournament as the Cayman Field Hockey Club hosts teams from Jamaica and, for the first time, a team from England, based at Sale Hockey Club in Manchester. 

Twelve matches are set on Saturday and Sunday, with games from the men’s, ladies and mixed teams categories.  

The tournament will culminate in the challenge for the Alex Horner trophy, which has been won by Jamaica in their two most recent skirmishes here a year ago and away in November.  

Cayman Hockey hopes to wrest the trophy back in this, their third – and largest – international tournament yet. 

Relative newcomers Paul Pawar and “Shaggy” Thomson join the likes of Ivan “Super Stopper” Burges, Simon Barwick and Terry “The Cobra” Choudbury to challenge the visiting teams.  

Ladies team stalwart Sarah Pinches said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge of facing – and hopefully beating – two international teams in this tournament.”  

The club’s members are excited about the healthy mix of competitive hockey and Caymanian hospitality while they entertain their visitors on and off the pitch this holiday weekend. 

Club member Fiona Meadows said: “We would like to thank our sponsors, Heineken, Foster’s Food Fair and Cayman Distributors for their support.  

“The club also gives special thanks to Camana Bay for both sponsorship and enabling the event to take place at their field. It promises to be an exciting weekend.” 

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