Ely hockey club raise £1,700 at annual tournament

PUBLISHED: 15:27 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:27 22 May 2018

The Ely City Hockey Club has raised �1,767 for their �replacement pitch fund� after hosting their annual hockey tournament. PHOTO: Submitted

The Ely City Hockey Club has raised �1,767 for their �replacement pitch fund� after hosting their annual hockey tournament. PHOTO: Submitted

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An Ely hockey club raised over £1,700 at their annual tournament for their replacement pitch fund.

The Ely City Hockey Club has raised �1,767 for their �replacement pitch fund� after hosting their annual hockey tournament. PHOTO: Submitted The Ely City Hockey Club has raised �1,767 for their �replacement pitch fund� after hosting their annual hockey tournament. PHOTO: Submitted

Ely City Hockey Club held their annual event last weekend with 14 teams from across the region heading to the Ely Outdoor Sports Association (EOSA) complex on Downham Rd on Friday (May 18) for a weekend of hockey.

The total amount raised was £1,767 – overall winners were ‘Team Exclusive’, they beat ‘Marham’ in the final.

The Plate was keenly contested with the Beach Bums beating the Disney All Stars.

Gemma Neal, organiser, said: “It was another fantastic weekend and we all had so much fun.

“The weather was perfect. Everyone from Ely pitched in and helped with the BBQ, serving the food and tidying up.

“All the teams helped with umpiring but a big thank you must go to Ian Grange, Tim Cooper and Simon Wilmot who all gave up their Saturday to umpire for us.”

Staff at Ely College made their astro turf pitch available with a tractor and trailer ferrying players between the two pitches.

Matches were played throughout the weekend on both the college and EOSA astro pitches.

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