Blackpool Easter Hockey Festival is now in its 67th year. The 2018 festival will take place over the weekend of the 30th March – 2nd April, at Stanley Park, Blackpool.
The festival is open to mens, ladies and mixed teams.
The weekend includes four/five games of 11-a-side hockey per day and one/two on Easter Monday, with each team playing approximately fifteen matches in total. The majority of matches are played on astro-turf but some games are played on grass… which is always a challenge!
Each game is 15 minutes one way with a 5 minute interval between games and are always officiated by two qualified umpires, with games being centrally timed.
The playing facilities comprise 2 sand-dressed artificial pitches in Stanley Park and 2 grass pitches at Blackpool Cricket Club.