If you regularly visit the Magpies’ website you will have noticed the posting of this year’s entry form for the above to be played on Saturday 4 and Monday 6 May.

Over the next few weeks Kirstin Cumming and I will be looking for volunteers to help with running the event – i.e. for umpires, groundsmen, caterers, bar staff and first aiders – but at this time we want you to start thinking about entering a team. Last year we had a full house so please do not delay and if you are interested in entering a team please download an entry form and return it to me at or hand it to Kirstin or me when you next see us at the club.

The event is a good opportunity for club teams to mix up and enjoy some light-hearted hockey at the end of a long season.

This year’s format will consist of:

Saturday 4 May – Mixed Hockey Tournament (maximum of 20 teams). All regular league hockey players are invited to take part, just form a team with a group of friends, decide on a name and get in touch. Fancy dress is proving popular with some teams but is not essential – just the desire to play hockey and have some fun. Please also feel free to promote the event or challenge hockey players at other clubs or schools to enter teams and take part; the more the merrier.

Monday 6 May – Club XI Hockey Tournament for men’s and ladies’ teams. We are able to accommodate 10 ladies’ teams and 10 men’s teams and to ensure a fair competition for all this event is restricted to ladies who play in the Norfolk or Suffolk leagues and men from Division 3 downwards. Unfortunately in this event we do have to limit the number of Magpies’ club teams that enter. Therefore we can only accommodate two Magpies’ teams per section so if you want to enter a team please discuss with your captain and get in touch with me as soon as possible at or 07800 699074.

I hope we will have another wonderful turn out of club teams and officials to make this year’s event another success.

NB. Entries are taken on a first come, first served basis so don’t leave it too late and run the risk of disappointment. Please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

James Smith