We are back!
Finally, after an enforced 2-year hiatus, Blackpool Easter Hockey Festival (BHF) is back for 2022! The 70th year of BHF will take place in Stanley Park between Friday 15th and Monday 18th April. The countdown clock has started and we cannot wait to see old faces and welcome new teams!
We have already had many expressions of interest and at the time of writing, there are already over 20 teams pre-registered. As numbers will be limited, and with so many early entries, registration is on a first come-first serve basis, so do not hesitate and get your form in. If you are still sorting numbers/interest, please drop us an email and we endeavour to hold a place for your team.
There are a few changes for this year that we would like to let you know about.
Our discounted team registration offer, when you book accommodation via our official partner ‘Tangerine Hotels’ (formerly Approved Hotels & Events) has increased from £99 to £150 per team…only £10 per person with a squad of 15! The added bonus of this is that the social event on the Saturday, plus the Friday & Sunday event pre-drinks will be held at one of their hotels. All room prices are fixed, so if you want to take advantage of this offer, please call 01253 790909 or email Steve quoting BHF.
If you decide to book independently, the cost per team has increased from £299 to £350. We understand that some teams have long standing relationships with hotels in Blackpool and will want to stay where they always have done.
We have provisional social events organised and these will be announced nearer the time. However, we can promise you a Thursday pre-tour warm-up, a Team Shirt Night, a live band, DJs, themed night, fancy dress competition, copious amounts of drinking and dancing with top quality hockey in between.
Format will remain the same as 2019; 2 x 7-a-side Astro pitches and a 11-a-side grass pitch in the Arena. There will be a marquee in case of wet weather, HQ/score centre, grandstand, retail outlets and food on offer in Stanley Park. As usual hockey will be under the watchful eye of our team of qualified and experienced umpires. Know an umpire that would like to come along, ask them to register here.
If you are a regular attendee, we hope to see you back again, but if you are new to BHF then maybe it is time to give us a try? If you have any questions or want to book a team, please drop us an email or call Dave on 07774 792824
Remember….”what goes on tour, stays on tour”,