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.”

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The singer reckons there needs to be some post-Strictly rehab for the contestants.

Read more

Caroline Flack revealed taking part on Strictly Come Dancing has been a worthwhile life experience.

Read more

It seems the whole nation are sat on their sofas crying to Text Santa.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

It’s a sad day for football fans, but especially Hereford United fans after their club has been wound up by the High Court.

Carols are much more fun when you make them about football.

Two of the league’s least resilient defences face off at Anfield, while Manchester City need someone other than Sergio Aguero to score.

Lewis Hamilton’s metaphor for life is particularly deep, with many turns.