League finals to move to same weekend

Surbiton celebrate winning the Investec Women's Title 2015

The end of season domestic playoffs for both Men’s Hockey League and Investec Women’s Hockey League are always action-packed and full of drama and tension. Surbiton and Wimbledon took the honours last time out and already the race to make this year’s playoffs is hotting up.

The exciting news is that the best of the domestic game will all be on show in one spectacular weekend of hockey, as the Investec Women’s League Playoffs and the Men’s Hockey League Playoffs will this year take place on the same weekend. That weekend will be run at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on 16 & 17 April 2016.

Wimbledon celebrate winning the title

The event will feature the final two rounds of the play-offs – where Conference winners are looking to earn promotion to the top flight, along with the leagues’ semi finals and finals featuring the top four teams from the Premier Divisions.

Both pitches at Lee Valley will be used and bringing the conclusion of the Investec Women’s Hockey League and Men’s Hockey League together will create a great showpiece for the domestic game.

An additional change to the calendar sees the Investec Knockout competition finals and Men’s Knockout finals, along with the U18 Cup and Plate finals also coming together on one weekend – Saturday 30 April – Bank Holiday Monday 02 May.

This will see 50 teams from all levels of the game and age ranges from Over 50s to Under 18s playing in the finals of 25 different competitions over the three days.

In one final change to the calendar the Girls Schools Finals will now be held 8-10 Match instead of the originally scheduled 1-3 March.

Tickets for this spectacular event will be going on sale in the near future, so watch this space for your chance to see the best of the domestic game doing battle at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.