The Road to Lee Valley - The Finals

Surbitons Jenna Woolven celebrates scoring in the cup final

This weekend The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre welcomes those sides who have battled their way through the rounds to the finals of the Investec Women’s Knockout Competitions. With no less than ten titles up for grabs it promises to be an exciting weekend of hockey once again.

The weekend begins with the final of the Women’s 2nd XI Plate as Bromley and Beckenham face off against 2011-12’s beaten finalists Oxford. Both sides came through tough semi-finals to get here with Bromley beating East Grinstead and Oxford seeing off Towcester for a chance to get their hands on the title.

The game is followed by the Women’s Vase Final as two-time finalists Oxted aim to recapture the title they won in 2011-12 as they take on Amersham and Chalfont.

The Women’s Trophy is up next as Newcastle take on Newent. The side from the West knocked out holders Henley 5-1 in the semi-final and will be keen to get the job done in normal time against Newcastle, the shootout specialists who have won on penalties three times on their way to the final.

Following on from that clash is the big one, as the Women’s Cup Final takes place at 1530, pitting Investec Premier Division outfit Clifton against Champions and cup holders Surbiton. The two sides were in action at Lee Valley last weekend in the league finals and will be keen to put on another good show this time out with more silverware up for grabs.

The day then rounds off with the 2nd XI Cup Final, which also features Surbiton, 2010-11 finalists against 2012-13 runners-up Beeston.

Sunday is the turn of the various Masters teams with Wrekin taking on Redbridge and Ilford in the Over 35s Shield, followed by Cambridge City vs. Sevenoaks in the O45s Cup. Jersey and Bury St Edmunds will battle for the O35s Trophy and then in the Investec Women’s Masters O35s Cup Bowdon Hightown and Sevenoaks face off before Driffield and last year’s beaten finalists Canterbury vie for the Women’s Masters Over 45’s Plate.

With the final game starting at 13:30 that allows the players time to celebrate their victories or commiserate their defeats before settling in to watch Great Britain’s Women take on Japan in the Investec Private Banking International at 3pm.

It should be a fantastic weekend and England Hockey would like to wish all the competing teams the best of luck.

Saturday 25th April 2015

09:30 - Women's 2nd XI Plate Final - Bromley & Beckenham v Oxford

11:30 - Investec Women's Vase Final - Oxted v Amersham & Chalfont

13:30 - Investec Women's Trophy Final - Newcastle v Newent

15:30 - Investec Women's Cup Final - Clifton v Surbiton

17:30 - Women's 2nd XI Cup Final - Beeston v Surbiton

Advanced tickets for Saturday are available for £8 an Adult and £4 for U18s. Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

Sunday 26th April 2015

09:30 – Investec Women’s Masters O35s Shield Final (Pitch 2) - Redbridge & Illford v Wrekin

10:00 – Women’s Masters Over 45’s Cup Final - Cambridge City v Sevenoaks

11:30 – Investec Women’s Masters O35s Trophy Final (Pitch 2) - Jersey v Bury St Edmunds

12:00 – Investec Women’s Masters O35s Cup Final - Bowdon v Sevenoaks

13:30 – Women’s Masters Over 45’s Plate Final (Pitch 2) - Driffield v Canterbury

Tickets are also available for the Investec Private Banking International between Great Britain and Japan which takes place after the O45’s Plate Final. Details here.