Thousands of top players set for international event

15:00 26 May 2012

Canterbury

Canterbury's Charlotte Craddock during their Investec Women's Premier Division game at Polo Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 5th November 2011.

Press Association

Hockey Masters World Cup coming to Kent.

THE first ever Hockey Masters World Cup is set to take place in Kent.

The largest international hockey event ever to be staged in England will take place at Canterbury Hockey Club’s Polo Farm Sports Club, from August 14-24.

A total of 60 teams from across the world will be taking part, including teams from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the USA.

The University of Kent has also been announced as the ‘athletes’ village’ where the players will stay during their visit.

Chairman of the World Cup Organising Committee John Stuart said: “We are delighted to be hosting our inaugural Hockey Masters World Cup in Kent this summer.

“It is a premier centre of sports development in the South East of England, and can offer our 1,200 international team of participants wonderful top-class facilities in a magnificent location, just two miles to the east of Canterbury.

“Equally the University of Kent is an ideal ‘athletes’ village’ for our 60 hockey teams from all around the world, offering such a high standard of accommodation and the opportunity for participants to live together in one place and enjoy social time together, yet be so conveniently located both for Polo Farm and for the city of Canterbury.”

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