Investec Women’s KO Finals Weekend

Investec medals

This weekend sees the climax of the Women’s domestic season with the Investec Women’s Knockout Finals at Highfields Hockey Centre, Nottingham.

The event features the Investec Women’s Cup, Trophy & Vase and Women’s 2nd XI Cup & Plate on Saturday, with the Investec Women’s Over 35s Cup & Trophy and Women’s Over 45s Cup & Plate on Sunday, and you can skip straight to the weekend's schedule here. Keep up to date with the weekend's action via Twitter, with updates after every game over the two days.

Tickets are available on the gate priced at £6 for adults and £3 for concessions on Saturday, with Adults £3 and concessions £1 Sunday. Click here for directions and venue information.

Women's Second XI Plate Final
Saturday begins with the Women’s Second XI Plate Final, featuring two teams who have never reached the final of a Second XI competition before with Chelmsford taking on London Wayfarers. Chelmsford will be hoping to finish their season on a high, having been relegated from the East Premier Division. In contrast, London Wayfarers have had an extremely successful season finishing second in Surrey Division One and gaining promotion to the Premier Division.

Women's Vase Final
The Women’s Vase Final is the first of the First XI finals with Eastbourne taking on Winchester in an all south affair. The teams on show have had a successful season with Eastbourne being crowned champions of the Sussex Premier Division, and Winchester coming second in Hampshire Division One. Neither side has reached the final of this competition previously, but Winchester will look to follow in the footsteps of their Men’s team who won the Men’s Vase competition last season.

Women's Trophy Final
Henley return to the final of this competition for the second year running looking to defend the trophy they won last season. They come up against a Didsbury Greys team who finished third in North Division One and will hope to be the first Northern team to lift this trophy since 2001.

Women's Cup Final
Hampstead & Westminster become the first team from outside of the National League to reach the Cup Final and will have a mammoth task as they come up against newly crowned Investec Women’s Premier League Champions Surbiton. The two clubs actually met in last season’s NOW: Pensions Men’s Cup Final, with Surbiton coming out winners. Hampstead & Westminster’s incredible achievement of reaching the final came after they beat Surbiton’s league counterparts University of Birmingham, which will give them hope going into the game. Surbiton will be looking to add the cup to their league title for the very first time, having lost in the final twice in the last two years.

Women's Second XI Cup Final
Saturday ends with the Women’s Second XI Cup Final as Old Loughtonians take on Bowdon. Bowdon will look to replicate the success of their First XI at this venue last year when they were victorious in the Women’s Cup. Old Loughtonians come into the final on the back of a second place finish in East Division One South. Both teams will take confidence into the game having won this competition once before, with Old Loughtonians in 2006 and Bowdon more recently in 2009.

Women's Masters O45s Plate Final
Sunday starts with the inaugural Women’s O45s Plate Final, which will see Canterbury in their first of two masters finals over the course of the day, take on Kingston upon Hull who take centre stage in their first ever Women’s Masters National Final.

Investec Women's Masters O35s Plate Final
Next up is the Masters O35s Plate Final with Woking, another team who play their first of two masters’ finals in the day, taking on Sevenoaks. Both teams are making their debut in a final at this age group.

Investec Women's Masters O35s Cup Final
Canterbury return to the Investec Women’s Masters O35s Cup Final hoping to be crowned champions for the third year running. They come up against a Cambridge City side looking for revenge after losing out to Canterbury in last season’s Semi Final. Cambridge City have never reached the final at this age group, but they do have plenty of Masters Finals experience having reached the O40s many times in recent years, finishing runners up in 2007.

Women's Masters O45s Cup Final
The last match of the day sees Sutton Coldfield take on Woking in the first ever Women’s O45s Cup Final. Both teams have been great supporters of master’s competitions over the years and will take great pride in reaching the first national final at this age group.

Match Schedule

Saturday 26 April

09:30 Women’s 2nd XI Plate Final: Chelmsford v London Wayfarers
11:30 Investec Women’s Vase Final: Eastbourne v Winchester
13:30 Investec Women’s Trophy Final: Didsbury Greys v Henley
15:30 Investec Women’s Cup Final: Surbiton v Hampstead & Westminster
17:30 Women’s 2nd XI Cup Final: Old Loughtonians v Bowdon

Sunday 27 April

10:00 Women’s O45s Plate Final: Kingston upon Hull v Canterbury
12:00 Investec Women’s O35s Trophy Final: Woking v Sevenoaks
14:00 Investec Women’s O35s Cup Final: Canterbury v Cambridge City
16:00 Women’s O45s Cup Final: Sutton Coldfield v Woking