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2011 Kenya Hockey season to set off with floodlights tourney

City Park hockey stadiumThe 2011 hockey season is set for an adrenalin rush starting this weekend (19th – 20th February 2011). The Kenya Hockey Union is set to host a pre-season tournament at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi starting 19th February.

The tournament, which will feature the top four teams from the men and womens league and an additional Western and Coastal combined teams for the mens matches, will also act as the inaugural tourney for the new flood lights at City Park Stadium.

The highlight of the tournament will be the finals which will be played on the 25th February 2011 under flood lights after the launch celebrations.

Mens invited teams are defending champions Strathmore Gladiators, Kenya Police, Nairobi Simba and Green Sharks while the ladies teams include champions Orange Telkom, Vikings, USIU and Sliders.

The following weekend (26th – 27th February)  features two tournaments one in Nairobi, organized by Strathmore University and another in Eldoret, hosted by Eldoret youngsters.

The Eldoret tourney is an 8-aside men and 11-aside ladies tournament beginning at 8:30 am on both days. The games will be played at Bishop Delaney School Grounds (formerly Eldoret Harambee Secondary) and at Eldoret 64 Secondary School Grounds. Registration is Ksh. 1000 for schools and Ksh. 1,500 for clubs/colleges and universities.

Clubs and Colleges that enter two teams in one category will be charged Kshs. 2,500/= and teams are requested to confirm participation on or before 21st February 2011 to help in organization. Download Invitation letter here: 

The Strathmore tournament plans to take all proceeds of the tournament to ‘Jaza Lorry’ campaign, an initiative to fight the current hunger in Kenya.

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