Cup Finals Weekend

womens cup final 2011 - Bowdon Hightown celebrate

The Investec Women’s Cup and Men’s Cup come to their climax this weekend with the finals taking place on Sunday at Cannock Hockey Club.

In the Investec Women’s Cup, Surbiton return for their second successive final and will hope to go one better than they did last year where they lost out 4-1 to Premier Division side Bowdon Hightown. Surbiton have enjoyed a successful season, having won the Investec Women’s Conference East before going on to seal promotion to next season’s Investec Women’s Premier Division via the promotion playoffs.

In contrast, University of Birmingham have had a mixed season finishing seventh in the Investec Women’s Premier Division, with safety only secured in the final game of the season. They did however overcome their semi final curse to reach their first ever Women’s Cup final and both teams will look to finish their season in style by lifting the cup for the first time.

In the Men’s Cup final, Beeston will be looking for their third successive cup triumph as they take on Hampstead & Westminster in what will be a repeat of the 2010 final, which the Nottinghamshire side narrowly won 2-1 thanks to two goals in the last eight minutes. The two sides also met in last season’s semi final, with Beeston winning 5-2 before going on to win the final.  

mens cup final 2011 - Beeston celebrate

Beeston have been the cup kings in recent years and this will be their fifth consecutive final, having won three out of the last four. Both sides have beaten one another in the league this season, with Hampstead & Westminster beating Beeston 3-2 back in October before Beeston got their revenge in a 4-0 victory. This will be Hampstead & Westminster’s second appearance in a Men’s Cup final as they look to lift the trophy for the first time.

Both finals will be played at Cannock Hockey Club. Spectators should be aware that there is an entrance fee of £6 for adults and £3 for concessions, with a parking charge of £3. See below for match details.

Investec Women’s Cup Final

Sunday 13 May – 13:00 – Surbiton v University of Birmingham

Men’s Cup Final

Sunday 13 May – 15.30 – Hampstead & Westminster v Beeston

Venue

Cannock Hockey Club, Chase Park, Church Lane, Hatherton, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1RR.


About Investec, title sponsor of the Investec Women’s Cup

Investec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a select client base. The group was established in 1974 and has core activities in the UK, South Africa and Australia, employing approximately 7300 employees.

Investec focuses on delivering distinctive profitable solutions for its clients in three core areas of activity, namely Specialist Banking, Wealth & Investment and Asset Management.

Investec sponsors English Test Cricket, the Investec Derby Festival, the England & GB Women’s Hockey team, the South African Women’s Hockey team, Tottenham Hotspur in cup competitions, the Investec Tri Nations Rugby and Investec Super Rugby in New Zealand.

For further information please contact:

Emma Rickett

emma.rickett@investec.co.uk

+44(0) 207 597 4442

www.investec.com