IRISH STARS WILL PLAY IN BANBRIDGE IN FIH SERIES FINALS
Banbridge Hockey Club is delighted to confirm that it has been chosen as the venue for the FIH Hockey Series Finals from 8-16th June at Havelock Park. This is a qualifying tournament towards the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Ireland Women’s team will be competing in it alongside 7 other nations.
BHC President Jo-Anne Lyttle stated; “We are delighted that Banbridge has been chosen as the venue for this FIH tournament in June. This will be the first time the Ireland Women’s team will have played in Ireland since winning their historic silver medal at the World Cup in London in 2018. To have them playing in Banbridge is a fantastic opportunity for the club and we are looking forward to welcoming all the teams to Havelock Park.”
“The Irish Women’s team put hockey in Ireland to the fore last year and their momentous achievement will live long in our memories. To see these hockey heroes playing at Havelock Park in this important tournament will be a significant occasion not only for us as a club but also for the Borough of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. The silver medal winners inspired hockey players across the island of Ireland and beyond with their success in the World Cup; to be able to showcase their talent in Banbridge will be great chance for anyone with a hockey or sporting interest to watch them live in action on home soil as they strive towards Olympic qualification.”
“The club has experience of showcasing top events, having hosted the EYHL finals on a number of occasions and the EHL Round 1. We will now be working with Hockey Ireland to ensure that this event will be another great success for our sport.”
Link to the Hockey Ireland Press Release here http://www.hockey.ie/news-detail/10049429/