Harpenden HC News story

Alzey Hockey Club - 100 Years of Hockey

15 Oct 2019

Good morning all and I hope that you are enjoying our new season... so far!!

As many of you know Harpenden are twinned with a wonderful Germany town of Alzey. What some of you wont know is that, as a hockey club, we have a long standing friendship with their hockey club and we have been playing them for a trophy for many, many years.. and for the competitive amongst you WE ARE THE CURRENT HOLDERS!!

In 2020 Alzey are celebrating 100 years of hockey and they have invited us to take a team over to be part of the festivities. As a member of the club and someone who has been to Alzey on many occasions I am keen to put a team (at least) together to help them celebrate in style. They are amazing hosts and, to a person, everybody who has toured out there before has had a  blast.

The dates of the tour are 5th and 6th September 2020 and we will probably fly out on the Friday afternoon and either Sunday afternoon (preferable) or Monday morning, depending on Flights.

Oh - one last point, this trip coincides with Alzey's annual wine festival and the whole town celebrate this so the atmosphere is electric.. I can guarantee you a great time!!

At this stage i simply need a yes I'm interested or a no thank you, there is no commitment I just need to see if I can find (at least) 10 more players who will join me..... and yes one of you needs to be a goalkeeper...

If you can let me know either yes or no by the end of the week that would be great and then I can go back to Alzey.

It would be great if we can help them celebrate this landmark in their History...

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


P.S. As a club we need to choose whether we extend the invite to our other halves!!

P.P.S - Some of us are celebrating your 50th's next year ( you know who you are) what a great way to continue the celebrations!!