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BLP June Weekend

The BLP June Old Boys Weekend proved to be a huge success and, as always, was the highlight of the post exam period.


The Summer 7s tournament on Friday saw some bold fancy dress, questionable hockey and a huge amount of sun burn. Over 50 teams consisting of students and old boys entered and after some well fought battles "Team America" eventually came out as the winners. Many thanks to Katie Brauer and Ben McGeoch (next year's scoial secs) for organising everything and making the day run smoothly.


Saturday saw some tired individuals head down to MC to play in various matches against the Alumni. The day started with the Rachel Ward game where the "Club Captain's XI" faced a team of mixed alumni. After a hard fought battle and some interesting tactics the alumni came out on top to seal the win. Next in the order was the DUHC Women's 1st XI vs. the Old Girls XI. With a very depleted team the DUHC XI faced an incredibly strong Old Girls team and struggled to keep up with their pace. Therefore it was no suprise that at full time the score was 7-0 to the Old Girls. Finally the DUHC Men's 1st XI faced the Old Boys XI. This was an excellent game with both teams showing off their flare and at full time the scores were even. A draw could not be settled for and so golden goal followed. In the end the Old Boys stole the win to round off a fantastic day of hockey at Maiden Castle.


To top off an extremely enjoyable weekend a tremendous dinner was hosted at Oldfields  Before digging into our meals the highly contested "Team of the Year" award was announced. This award went to the Women's 5s after an incredible first year in the club where they rarely won a game by less than 10 goals! Captain Lizzie McAdam recieved the prize in an impressive manner and I hope the rest of the team were able to celebrate sufficiently as well. Dinner followed by fun and games and eventually the trusty trip to Klute rounded up an amazing weekend.


Many thanks to all the Alumni who attended and made the weekend what it was and a special mention to Lucy Turner (FODH sec) for organising the whole thing so well.