It’s been a fantastic season for Brookes Hockey so far, more victories than losses, a huge number of 130 Members representing on the BUCS circuit, and another 50 playing mixed hockey every week.
The mixed team faced Reading in the annual varsity tournament and this saw OBUHC victorious after a well-fought match ending 1-0. A fantastic social aspect of the club and the perfect way for players to get involved with hockey if they are unable to on a Wednesday afternoon.
The Ladies 1st Team, have had a great season in the Prem B, narrowly missing out on promotion back to Prem A. They became the first side to reach a Big BUCS Wednesday, marginally missing out to a strong Exeter outfit. This sterling season saw them nominated for Team of the Year at Brookes Sports Awards. This year they have high aspirations for promotion and BUCS gold!
The Men’s 1st Team have had another strong season, finishing 3rd in Prem A for the second consecutive year. Disappointing results against Hallam in the Cup and Reading at Varsity saw the Mens 1st Team finish on a bit of a low, but will come back eager to continue their strong reputation within Prem A.
The Ladies 2nd team welcomed a large group of freshers for the season leading to a weaker start than they hoped. There were great improvements throughout the season however as the team started to gel, unfortunately it was not enough as they were faced with relegation. Next season the team is ready to be promoted back up the league.
The Men’s 2nd team had an excellent season producing a strong side of existing members and skillful new freshers. With only one league loss the team finished second in their league whilst they also reached the semi-finals of the cup, very promising for next year.
Our Ladies 3rd team, similarly to the Ladies 2nd team took on a large majority of freshers meaning it was important to bond quickly. The first half of the season was promising with good results. The second half however was less successful ultimately ending in relegation. Hopefully the next season will see promotion!
The Men’s 3rd team came in second and were unfortunate not to have won their league. The second half of the season did not see the best of starts and they just missed out on the top spot which went to Coventry 1st team instead, the game was very close however.
The Ladies 4th team had an incredibly successful season, being unbeaten until faced with Nottingham. Unfortunately, they did not do quite enough to seal promotion and finished the league in 2nd place, a great result however.
Finally, our Men’s 4th team finished the season 4th in their league. Although not an improvement on the season before they played extremely well against tough opposition and the whole team thoroughly enjoyed their year of hockey.
Overall, it’s been an incredible 6 months of Hockey, both on and off the field. Everyone at OBUHC is already eager to get back to it, and enjoy another fantastic year of hockey!
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Super Sixes Charity Tournament
A fun day of social hockey followed by an evening of humour and beverages, the event makes a great start to the year for those involved in the club. Mixed squads of 8 randomly picked using a player from each Brookes team allows members to play hockey with others they might not usually play with, and provides a great opportunity for people to meet everyone within the club.
Christmas Mixed Spectacular
The annual christmas spectacular sees two sides, our Christmas ‘elves’ in green against the ‘santas’ in red, battle it out in a day of hockey and fun. A fantastic opportunity to get in to the festive spirit, as well as enjoy a social day of hockey!
Usually held in April/May, Cheney Lane sees 5 teams duke it out for the annual bragging rights followed by a trip down to our favourite Cowley Road! A general Old Boys team and the current OBUHC leavers join LBHC in a triangular round-robin and then Old Girls face off against the current OBUHC Ladies. The event has been immensely popular since it started and is great chance to socialise with other generations of Brookes graduates! The day is held in aid of Helen and Douglas hospice each year – a great cause and another reason the boys and girls to get together each spring.