[img_assist|nid=3382|title=London calling|desc=GB Hockey – Ashleigh Ball (centre) in action vs the Netherlands at the 2012 Champions Trophy – Frank Uijlenbroek|link=node|align=right|width=220|height=166]The London Cup will be a women’s hockey tournament in 2012. Great Britain will host the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, South Africa and Ireland in Chiswick from June 5-10 – just seven weeks before the London Olympics.
Tickets are on sale now. Adult tickets vary from £10 to £25 and junior tickets start at £1.
Four of the teams in what will be the Investec London Cup – Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany and Australia – are already assured of their places in the Olympic tournament, guaranteeing some of the world’s best athletes will be on show.
Chief operating officer of Great Britain Hockey Sally Munday said: “The Investec London Cup is a jewel in the crown for hockey in this country. It forms a key part of our Hockey Nation programme, as we look to inspire people on the back of the good feeling that surrounds the London Olympics. The demand for tickets for the Olympic Games has shown how excited about watching live sport the British public is. With six of the best teams in the world on show, plus opportunities to pick up a hockey stick and try it for yourself, we certainly expect the Investec London Cup to capture the spirit of the nation.”
Great Britain hockey captain Kate Walsh said, “The excitement of 2012 is definitely starting to grow. Half a million people watched us on TV as we won the silver medal at the Champions Trophy recently, which was brilliant! We get a real buzz playing in front of a home crowd so it’s great that the Investec London Cup is going to give people the chance to come down to Chiswick, see us in the flesh and get behind the team.”
Ticket prices for the Investec London Cup will start at just £1 for U18s and £10 for adults. Tickets cover an entire day’s action, with a minimum of two matches plus access to the hockey fun zone and much more.
Tuesday June 5, 2012
14:00 – Netherlands v Australia
16:30 – Great Britain v South Africa
Wednesday June 6
17:30 – Australia v Ireland
20:00 – South Africa v Germany
Thursday June 7
17:30 – Ireland v Netherlands
20:00 – Germany v Great Britain
Saturday June 9
14:30 – Semi Final 1
17:00 – Semi Final 2
Sunday June 10
10:30 – Fifth/Sixth Playoff
13:15 – Bronze Medal Playoff
16:00 – Final
Tuesday: Adults £20, U18s £5
Wednesday: Adults £10, U18s £1
Thursday: Adults £15, U18s £5
Saturday: Adults £20, U18s £5
Sunday: Adults £25, U18s £10