An Afternoon of Unicycle Hockey
Well, just under a year ago I posted about trying to get a group play unicycle hockey in the Derby/Nottingham area. Got loads of responses so we started it up and now regularly get 12-16 players out every week and probaly 20 different people have played at one time or another . As part of the post I said that we’d like to try and and get enough people together to have a small tournament and now we’ve got round to making it happen.
As a result I’m proud to announce that the Emunicyclist (East Midlands Unicyclist or EMU’s for short) have got their respective fingers out and are putting on small hockey tournament/gathering/soiree/get-together . The “do” will happen on Saturday 2nd July between Midday and 6.00pm at the sports pitches at Darley Fields Chester Green, Derby. (A map can be found at here http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=435350&y=337650&z=1&sv=435350,337650&st=OSGrid&lu=N&tl=~&ar=y&bi=~&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf ) but I’ll sort out proper directions etc. shortly
All are welcome rgardless of ability and we’ll probably put together scratch teams together on the day unless people have a pre-formed team that they would be devastated not to play in. The cost is going to be Four of your best shiny pounds (£4) and for that you get to enjoy 6 hours of hockey including all of the great Emunicyclists trade marks - a beautifully smooth large outdoor pitch(there will be no complaints about the weather - we managed to play throughout the winter on it apart from one week when it was iced up like a skating rink), some Le Mans starts ( a local rule fortunately not implemented else where in the hockey community) and much much more. The plan is probably to go to the local hostelery for some food and liquid refreshment once play has finished but as with all good plans post hockey details are somewhat hazy and “fluid” at this stage
We’ll be putting further details up shortly on http://www.emunicyclists.info and you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org - if you fancy coming then either respond here or drop us an email so that we can gauge numbers. I’ve got to suffer the hard ship of two weeks in France eating cakes and croissants and unicycling so I’ll rely on my fellow EMU’s to drum up enthusiasm and answer queries until I get back. So the pitch and weather is booked now we just need the players (i.e. You ) Hope to see you all there