The London Royals Hockey Club put on their tough boots and trek to the North’s party zone – Leeds! The Northern Tour takes place on April 2nd & 3rd 2016 – Join them for a weekend of training, matches, banter and dance floor mayhem!
London Royals is the first and biggest mixed LGBT+ identified hockey club in the UK. The club is visiting Leeds on Saturday 2nd April for a full weekend of on the pitch hockey and off the pitch social action. Hopefully recruiting some players along the way, London Royals welcome hockey players of varying abilities from experienced players, to returners and beginners. London Royals are also representative at numerous oversea tournaments and tours including; the international Pink Hockey in Berlin July 2016, Amsterdam 7s Aug 2016, the World Outgames in Miami (yes Miami!!) May 2017 and Gay Olympic Games in Paris May 2018 – which includes a Gala Ball opposite the Eiffel Tower.
The Royals this season entered their first Men’s Team in the Higgins London League, with plans to have a second Men’s Team enter the Essex League in September 2016. We have a development team for the mixed and our Ladies play their 7s matches at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Although the club is predominately based in London, there are opportunities to be part of the club from afar and join us on these fantastic tour opportunities.
On Saturday the 2nd April 2016 there will be a free 2 hour training session at the University of Leeds, Sports Park Weetwood pitch from 3pm-5pm. Players of all abilities are invited to join more than 42 players from the London Royals hockey club to find out more about the club, tours and meet other players from across the North.
The Leeds tour welcomes players of all levels of ability from total beginners to international players; the team is all about having fun on the pitch and off it! Later in the evening most participants will be hitting Leeds gay scene for a social night out and on Sunday the 3rd April, there is an option to play in a friendly between 12pm-2pm. If you are interested in taking part or joining the London Royals at the weekend in Leeds, please contact the club through our Website (http://londonroyals.co.uk/) or email Tracy Preston, Communications officer. [Royals email address here].
Matthew Hill, Chair of London Royals HC, talks about LGBT Hockey:
“Hockey is a fun, accessible and inclusive sport for all, 10 years young, the Royals have been representing at LGBT tours in Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. We’d love more players to play, compete and party with us in Berlin and beyond”.
For further information, please contact:
Tracy Preston, Communications Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org