Hockey has stolen the spotlight in August 2007, and Dominion,
the major showpiece, the men's title at the annual Banks Hockey Festival.
Dominion's fourth title in five years was
probably their most satisfying. It was earned with flawless progress
through the pool stages and capped with a thrilling 3-2 win over
the quality Grasshappers side from the Netherlands in the men's
final at the AstroTurf of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.
Seen here, Paul Reid (centre) of Dominion winding
up despite the closing threat of Grasshappers' Jeroen Koops (left),
and Willem van Eeghen.
Stephanie Baggett (centre), the 15-year-old Old Gold
Roosters' striker, nipping in ahead of Paignton's Sarah Lang and goalkeeper
April Barter to score the second of her two goals in Roosters' 4-0
victory at Kensington Oval. (Picture by Craig Cozier.)
HALLOWED TURF: Laurando Davis (left) and Shawn
Cumberbatch (right) of Barbados Select making life difficult for
Martyn Elffers of the Festival Foreigners during the Banks Hockey
Festival opener at Kensington Oval on August 20th 2007.
Social events are critical to the
proper conduct of hockey at festival. Accordingly please be guided
by the social activities planned during the festival. Be warned
that games start at 9:00 am in the morning. The after effects of
the case of Banks that you drank the night before will not deemed
an acceptable excuse for being late. Also trying to keep pace with
the ‘’Roosters” could be detrimental to your health.
Some 70 plus International teams spill
into our beautiful island to witness a week long celebration of this
very popular sport. Sandwiched between some dynamic play is a carnival
atmosphere including a bumper social schedule including excellent
camaraderie and social interaction which at times is as demanding
as the hockey itself!