The Brummitt Tournament
One of the highlights of the more social hockey calendar is the annual, 2-day, mixed hockey tournament, The Brummitt. It is held over a weekend in mid-April and combines social activities with continuous hockey action, played both on grass and astroturf.
Named in memory of a local hockey player, Roger Brummitt, the Brummitt has now been running for over 50 years, since its inception in 1957. It is one of the biggest (and best!) festivals in the East region and attracts teams from all over the country.The teams begin to arrive on Friday evenings, many camping at the club and enjoying City of Peterborough’s hospitality in the bar, before the tournament begins on Saturday morning. Teams are arranged into pools for the Saturday and play all the others in their pool. The top two sides progress to Sunday’s Cup competition, while the 3rd and 4th place teams compete for the Plate.
Saturday evening brings the big social event, the club hosting a night with a live band, food and of course, the odd drink or two. It’s a chance for the hockey fraternity to catch up on last season’s performances, re-live past glories or just have fun.
Local teams such as Jurassic Beavers take the tournament side very seriously, while others look more towards the social aspects. Although in recent years, Ragamuffins have managed to combine both – with success on the pitch while enjoying life to the full off it!
PLEASE NOTE, if people under 16 are intending to camp at the Brummitt, they must have their parents permission, and parents are responsible for their safety and wellbeing. Although we will always try to look after junior members, Brummitt evenings can be somewhat ‘lively’ occasions and the club cannot provide formal supervision. U16s and parents are asked to ensure that young campers have a responsible adult, also staying, who is prepared to look after them. The club will refuse camping permission for any U16 individuals or groups are not suitably accompanied by an adult who is willing take responsibility for their welfare – the safety of all attendees has to take priority.