Many thanks to Ann and cco of the Hatings Uni Group (HUG) for all their work
organising todays Uni hockey tournament.
It was great fun and good to see some old friends again. There were about 44
people splilt between nine teams. Some teams came from one club, others from
roughly the same area, one team had members from Cheltnam, Glouster, Reading and
Brussels. I played for my old team Bristol as my new team Lunis had more than
enough people by the time we arrived.
The day was won by Horsham Reds ( or was it Blacks) with the Horsham blacks ( or
was it reds) coming joint second with C&G ( and Reading and brussels). The
Fancey dress competion had several winners, Richards uni won with its Christmas
tree outfit compleate with flashing fairy lights and baubles. Kids winners were
a pair of hastings girls ( Liela and friend) as Father Christmas and a Hula
dancer. Adult winners were Claire and sarah as an ice sprite and nativity play
Paul won best injury for his bruised nose caused by a rouge ball flying into the
spectators and knocking him over backward - quote from a player " I watched the
ball , you were sitting there, then you dissapeared". Joe earns a mention for
his bruised nose too, hit by the ball during a game, he retired hurt, then
bounced back into the game to play the final few minutes with gusto. Dereck
clinched furthest traveled ( in one go) having driven down from Leeds via
Harogate, somehow piping Michel ( from Belguim) to the title.
The day was wound up by a Juniors match to wear out those youngsters who still
had excess energy to burn, not sure who won that tho, it might have been the
Hulas or it might have been the Hugs.
A good time seemed to be had by all.
I’m sorry if I’ve missed any thing out or got the wrong winners or runners up,
but feel free to corect me. sarah
Ps teams playing were. HUG red, HUG black, Horsham red , Horsham black, Leeds,
Lunis, Bristol, C&G, Molesy.