Hockey Wales Summer 7s is a range of participation focussed tournaments that take place during the Summer months. The idea came about in 2016 when a club consultation identified there was a lack of Summer provision for clubs which was leading to them losing players. As a result, Hockey Wales worked to introduce a range of relaxed, friendly tournaments set in centralised locations for clubs to participate in throughout the off season. We now have Summer 7s venues in all 4 regions of Wales engaging 28% of our member clubs in Summer 2019.
The initiative continues to be a great way for people to try the sport for the first time, with the relaxed environments perfect for those looking to get back into the sport or come along with friends and family. Some of the strongest testimonies have been about lads and dads playing together, and the family day out the Summer 7s provides. Keep your eyes peeled for event dates and venues for Summer 2020, and if you’d like to see an event in your area contact us.
Forming a Summer 7's Tournament
Hockey Wales can assist in the formation of any Summer 7s tournament, so if you would like to set one up in your local area please contact Tom Little (National Initiatives Lead) for more information and make sure you check out the case study below!
North Wales Men’s Summer 7s will once again be taking place in Summer 2018 at Eirias Park Colwyn Bay from April through to September. Dates will be published on our website and social media nearer the time.