The 4th edition of the Charged Hockey 9’s tournament took place on Saturday 17th August at Holcombe HC.
With the Women’s tournament not taking place this year, it was up to the Men to take centre stage with each National league side playing 6 games of 25 minutes.
We were thrilled to welcome back all three previous winners in Canterbury, hosts Holcombe and reigning Champions East Grinstead.
With all teams having a mixed pre-season up until this point, the 9’s tournament is seen as the perfect catalyst to begin the ‘serious’ training, therefore provides an ideal friendly but competitive feel to the tournament.
The 21 matches saw 68 goals in what was a brilliant curtain-raiser to the 2019/20 season.
In the end, hosts Holcombe carried a 100% record through the tournament, conceding just the 1 goal to claim their second title in 3 years.
A special thanks to Holcombe HC for hosting, our fantastic group fo Umpires who officiated throughout the whole day and to each and every one of the clubs who helped make this the biggest tournament to date!
In 2020, we have some exciting expansion plans that include, among others, two of the top teams from the continent, coming to add some international flair to proceedings!
Bring it on!