October 2011 Newsletter

By: Vintage Hockey  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Hockey

And if playing the sport you love isn't enough, carnivals are staged in attractive destinations where the chosen sport, in this case hockey, has a significant presence.



Although October is a month where temperatures begin to drop and fall-like weather sets in around the globe, vacationers will find beautiful summer weather conditions continuing in Barbados. Temperatures remain in the mid-80s (35 degrees celsius) and the amount of rainfall decreases creating pleasant conditions for all who visit.


According to Mariana Suarez of the 'Almost' hockey team, 'Almost' are the first team of veterans in Uruguay. They were founded in Montevideo in 1999 by former players from different clubs who wanted to keep on playing hockey.

Their age group ranges from 35 to 60 and it's a women-only team, no men! Mariana, says there are no male veterans in Uruguay yet!

"We are not a formal club, just a group of former players that got together and have managed to stay as a team for 12 years now!" says Mariana.

'Almost' told Vintage Hockey that for about 10 years 'Almost' were the only team of veterans in Uruguay and had to play in leagues against much younger players, which they still do, although now there are other teams of similar ages.

Nearly every year 'Almost' travel to Argentina to play regional tournaments or Sevens against other veterans.


Although the Kensington Oval is best known as a cricket ground, it has also hosted many non-cricket events including hockey. The stadium underwent massive renovations in 2007 in the lead up to the 2007 Cricket World Cup at an estimated US$45 million cost. The ground has a jumbo TV screen and also a jacuzzi type area to relax in while watching matches - who could say no to that?


Flights

Flights from London start at GBP 518 return.

Flights from Paris start at EUR 661 return.

Flights from New York start at USD 370 return.

Team R egistration Forms

Don't forget to submit your registration forms ASAP. Don't worry if you are unsure of how many players you have or how many supporters are coming or even which hotel you'll be staying in, just get your teams entry form in to avail of the special offers still running.


Carnival packages start from US$1,295.00 per person (share twin or double), packages are also available for triple or quad. All prices are per person and are quoted in US dollars. All packages are subject to availability and where particular properties and rooms are sold out, the organisers will offer similar rooms and hotels.



Entering your team is very easy:


We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind Regards,

The Vintage Hockey Team.

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

Keywords: Hockey

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