Huge weekend in Maxifuel Super Sixes Championships

It’s a huge weekend as the Maxifuel Super Sixes Championships returns and for the teams in the Premier Divisions there’s no hiding place with semi final places up for grabs and the threat of relegation looming at the bottom.

In the Men’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Premier Division defending Champions East Grinstead lead the way and they must be favourites for a semi final berth at Wembley Arena following the return of Great Britain stars Ashley Jackson, Barry Middleton, Glenn Kirkham and Mark Pearn.  The quartet bolsters an already impressive side that won three of its opening four matches.  Canterbury, Bowdon and Surbiton are currently in the box seats for a semi final place as they occupy positions two to four.  None of those three sides made it to last season’s semi finals.  Beeston, who made it all the way to the final last season before losing to East Grinstead, lead the charge to enter the top four.  Keep an eye on the Bees, whose weekend fixtures include matches against the bottom two – Sevenoaks and Harleston Magpies – and two of the top four; Canterbury and Surbiton.

Maxifuel Super Sixes Finals PromoOld Loughtonians and Reading were beaten semi finalists in front of 4500 fans at Wembley Arena last January and both will have ambitions to reach the Maxifuel Super Sixes Finals once again but need some excellent results in Loughborough this weekend.  Old Loughtonians welcome back Great Britain international teenager Harry Martin, who missed December’s first round while on international duty, while Reading have received a boost with Richard and Simon Mantell and Iain Mackay also back from Great Britain duty.  With just one win from their opening four games, Reading will need to keep one eye on Sevenoaks behind them.  The Kent side has the same number of points but sits just the wrong side of the relegation line on goal difference.  Sevenoaks and Harleston Magpies are both new to the division this season but will need to pick up points this weekend if they are to avoid a return to Maxifuel Super Sixes Division One for 2012-2013.

You can follow all the action on Twitter using the hashtag #maxifuelsupersixes.

Tickets for the Maxifuel Super Sixes Finals are on sale now from Ticketmaster.  For more information and to buy yours today visit www.englandhockey.co.uk/maxifuelsupersixes.

Download the squads and fixtures for the Men’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Premier Division here.

In the Women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Premier Division at UWE in Bristol, defending champions Bowdon Hightown lead the charge for a semi final berth having won all four of their matches on the opening weekend in January.  This year’s women’s semi finals take place at Loughborough University next Saturday (14th January) and tickets are now on sale from the England Hockey Store.  The Cheshire side has Tina Cullen and Michelle Liptrot to thank for their lofty position with the pair contributing 14 of the team’s 18 goals so far.

Maxifuel Super Sixes Finals PromoAnother indoor specialist, Slough, sits second with Sutton Coldfield third at the midway point.  Sutton Coldfield’s position owes much to an impressive victory over last season’s runners-up Reading, who face an uphill battle to make the semi finals with just one win from their opening four matches.  Canterbury lie fourth, inside the top four ahead of Leicester on goal difference after the pair drew a ten goal thriller in December.  Canterbury still have to play undefeated Bowdon Hightown this weekend while Leicester face two of the four teams above them, Slough and Sutton Coldfield, as well as the bottom two, Trojans and Harleston Magpies.

The Reading women find themselves in seventh going into the final weekend, four points off a semi final spot.  Last season the Berkshire side snuck into the semi finals on goal difference before going on to lose out on penalties in the showpiece final at Wembley Arena.  Reading faced a number of the top teams in December and three of their games this weekend are against the sides nearest them in the table; sixth placed Clifton, eighth placed Trojans and ninth placed Harleston Magpies.  Clifton’s task is a little more daunting but they sit in a similar position to Reading with matches against Sutton Coldfield and Canterbury as well the bottom two.  If Trojans and Harleston Magpies can pull of results against Reading and Clifton then they will give themselves a chance of avoiding the drop back down to Maxifuel Super Sixes Division One.

You can follow all the action on Twitter using the hashtag #maxifuelsupersixes.

Tickets for the Maxifuel Super Sixes Finals are on sale now from Ticketmaster. For more information and to buy yours today visit www.englandhockey.co.uk/maxifuelsupersixes.

Download the squads and fixtures for the Women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Premier Division here.



Women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Semi Final tickets on sale now

On Saturday 14 January 2012, Loughborough University plays host to the semi-finals of the women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Championships.

Four teams.
Two fast and furious semi finals.
One goal...To seal a place in the Maxifuel
Super Sixes Finals at Wembley Arena.

After eight high-energy matches the country’s top four teams arrive in Loughborough ready to do battle once more.

Tickets are on sale now for just £6 adults and £3 concession. Don’t miss it!

Visit www.englandhockey.co.uk/store to get your tickets.

6.00pm - Women’s Semi Final 1
7.30pm - Women’s Semi Final 2


Men’s and Women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Division One
With the New Year comes the commencement of Maxifuel Super Sixes Division One.  Played over two weekends – this weekend and next – the Women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Division One takes place at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre in Birmingham while the Men’s contest runs at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Men’s and Women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Division Two North and South
The Maxifuel Super Sixes Division Two  sees six teams play in north and south divisions this weekend before the top three from each of those divisions comes together to compete in a combined national Division Two over 21-22 January. 

The venues for those divisions this weekend are:
Men’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Division Two North – Bonus Arena, Hull
Men’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Division Two South – Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh
Women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Division Two North – Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Worcester
Women’s Maxifuel Super Sixes Division Two South – Whitgift School, Croydon


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