Castelldefels 2018 Vets Festival - Barcelona

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  1. Paul @ Castelldefels HC

    May 3, 2012
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    The second edition of the Castelldefels Veterans Hockey Weekend will take place on the 15-17 June 2018. Castelldefels Hockey Club is located just outside Barcelona (Spain), close to the beach and with frequent train connections into the city.

    We welcome applications from teams in Europe and the Rest of the World, both men and women.

    There will be eight Men's Teams (11-a-side) and six Women's Teams (7-a -side).

    On the social-side, we take advantage of the great weather in June. The action starts around 14:00 on Friday afternoon with matches for any teams that have arrived by that time. Following the games there will be the first social event of the weekend, the Friday Evening BBQ and Beers which we'll enjoy as the sun goes down.

    Saturday will consist of games throughout the day starting at 10:00. We will stop for lunch which will consist of a freshly cooked paella and a glass or two of the local vino. Following the afternoon games, we'll enjoy a beer together at the hockey club before returning to the hotel to change for the Gala Dinner. It's held in restaurant Can Moyas, close to the beach, and afterwards we have the VIP section reserved at a great bar on the beach. Dress is smart/casual (for men for example, smart shorts and a shirt) and there will be transport provided between the hotel and the beach.

    During the day and evening on Saturday there will be periods of live music from our in-club rock band and, Cuban tunes from Javier de Voe.

    On Sunday there will be further matches followed by lunch (again, freshly prepared at the hockey club). The weekend will end at around 15:00 on Sunday so please try and book a late return flight if aeroplane is your preferred method of transport.

    Regarding the actual hockey; the emphasis is on having fun and enjoying the company of fellow hockey enthusiasts, making new friends and renewing old acquaintances, both on and off the pitch. Matches will be competitive but always played in the best spirit of the game. We will expect each team to provide an umpire for the weekend but, as an alternative, we can supply you with your own dedicated junior umpire for the small cost of 40€ per team.

    Castelldefels is a traditional all-inclusive hockey club that welcomes all players and family, regardless of ability or social standing. We have just the one pitch but it's one of the best, having been installed in October 2017. Shortly after our event we will be co-hosting the Grand Masters World Cup along with the prestigious Real Club de Polo of Barcelona. Our clubhouse could be described as 'traditionally quaint' but provides the only two things a true hockey clubhouse needs....a bar and toilets.

    This year, accommodation is available at the Hotel Pitort, a ten minute walk from the hockey club. Alternatively teams can arrange their own accommodation either locally or in the centre of Barcelona.

    For both Men and Women, the price per player is 100€. This includes the Friday evening BBQ, lunch with wine at the hockey club on both Saturday and Sunday, the Gala Dinner on Saturday night, transport from the hotel to the Gala Dinner and, water and snacks during the day. All players will receive the infamous 'Festival Tankard' that must be used throughout the weekend to eliminate the use of plastic glasses. You will however have to purchase beer but the price will be a simple 1€ per beer. Great value in a great location and it's environmentally friendly.

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