This weekend, on the 27-Twenty eighth August, the annual Y1 Championship shall be happening at Sugden Highway, Surbiton. It’s an thrilling new membership event arrange by Y1 Hockey to reinforce the protection and fan expertise of membership hockey. Not solely is that this set to be an amazing spectacle for hockey followers however there shall be over £20,000 value of prizes up for grabs for the competing groups.
Off the again of England’s Commonwealth Video games success, this is a chance to see a few of these gamers up shut, together with the likes of Phil Roper, Nick Bandurak and Ollie Payne. The event shall be showcasing each males’s and ladies’s hockey at senior degree, u16s and u14s.
The senior event shall be a shorter format, with 10 minute quarters, creating a quick paced fashion of hockey. The brand new rule launched is a 5 minute energy play! Every group can name one energy play per recreation and through this era their targets will depend as 2. Within the Y1 Champs Qualifiers event, Sevenoaks used their energy play to claw again a 3-1 loss by scoring a penalty nook on the total time whistle throughout an influence play. With £2,500 prize cash on the road we anticipate to see groups going all out to make use of their energy play to assist safe victory.
Within the junior finals, the brand new rule applied is that shootouts will change corners. This has been effectively obtained, including pleasure, particular person ability and extra targets. The winners of every u14 and u16 closing will every obtain a free Y1 stick, value a complete worth of £4,700. Large recreation for these gifted children enjoying in entrance of a giant crowd.
Media protection is on the forefront of the Y1 Champs. Galvanised shall be filming each pitches and Y1 shall be stay streaming the semi-finals and finals on their Youtube channel. Pitch 1 could have 4 completely different digicam angles and commentary from worldwide athletes; Brendan Creed & Phil Roper. They host their very own hockey podcast referred to as ‘Lets Stick Collectively’, in the event you’ve listened to it you can be ready for some lighthearted banter.
If you happen to can’t make it to Sugden Highway, be sure you observe alongside at @Y1Champs Instagram for all of the behind-the-scenes from Y1’s group of content material creators.
Saturday will kick off at 11am for the group phases and Sunday shall be a 9am begin and a day packed stuffed with knock-out hockey and a giant Financial institution Vacation social gathering!
Get Your Tickets
Tickets are nonetheless out there and you will get a 20% low cost utilizing code ‘HWNCHAMPS’ at checkout. The motion begins at 11am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday. The after social gathering is ready to be a giant a part of the occasion on Sunday, so be sure you stick round for the DJ units and luxuriate in a drink with the gamers.
Wimbledon, Hampstead & Westminster, Holcombe, East Grinstead, Oxted, Exeter
Surbiton, Wimbledon, Holcombe, East Grinstead, Buckingham, Beeston, ISCA
U16 Women Closing:
Knole Park vs Hockey Mentors
U16 Boys Closing:
Surbiton vs Wessex Spartans
U14 Women Closing:
Surbiton vs Knole Park
U14 Boys Closing:
Wimbledon vs Surbiton
- Two-Day Occasion
- Males’s Matches- 4 x 12.5 Minutes ¼’s (150 or 200 minutes of hockey)
- Girls’s matches 4 x 10 Min ¼’s (160 or 200 minutes of hockey)
- Occasion to go forward on the Weekend of the 27/Twenty eighth August at Sugden Highway
- 5-Minute ‘Energy Play’ Rule – when a group calls for his or her energy play, all targets scored in that 5 minutes are value two! Energy performs have to be referred to as initially of a ¼ earlier than that ¼ begins
- Males’s Champions: £2,500 money
- Girls’s Champions: £2,500 money
- Junior Champions: Free Stick for every participant
- Prime Goalscorers (Senior): £100 Y1 Voucher
- Goalkeeper of the event Senior: £100 Y1 Voucher
- Participant of the event Senior: £100 Y1 Voucher
Males’s Group 1: Oxted, East Grinstead, Wimbledon
Males’s Group 2: Holcombe, Hampstead & Westminster, Exeter
Girls’s Group 1: Surbiton, Holcombe, Buckingham
Girls’s Group 2: East Grinstead, Wimbledon, ISCA, Beeston