Men’s 4-Nations Euros test event to be held at Uddingston
A men’s 4-Nations tournament featuring Scotland; Ireland; Wales and USA will be held at Uddingston on 29 June – 3 July as a test event ahead of the men’s EuroHockey qualifiers, which will also be held at Uddingston in August.
The men’s 4-Nations tournament is free for all spectators to watch top class international hockey close up, and will serve as a test event for the men’s EuroHockey qualifiers, which Scottish Hockey is hosting in partnership with Uddingston Hockey Club, on 24-27 August.
Scotland men will take to the pitch at Uddingston as they prepare to head to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games in July. In Birmingham the Blue Sticks will face Australia; New Zealand; South Africa and Pakistan in Pool A.
Then at the EuroHockey qualifiers in August the Scots take on Wales; Switzerland and Gibraltar for a place in the EuroHockey Championships being awarded to the winner.
Scottish Hockey CEO Barry Cawte said, “This is a really exciting warm up event for the EuroHockey qualifiers both on and off the pitch. Uddingston will get a taste of having an international tournament played at its venue and this is a great learning opportunity ahead of the qualifiers in August.
“The matches are free entry for all so I’m delighted that fans have the chance to cheer the Scotland men’s team on before they head off to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
“It’s a very exciting opportunity for people who may never have experienced international hockey to come along and get a taste of the physicality, skill and agility of world class athletes.
“We are hoping that people will see this as a great opportunity to get into a sport that has a very exciting future. You don’t need to have played hockey before to come along and enjoy the spectacle and become fans of this inclusive sport.”
President of Uddingston Hockey Club Allan McGill said, “After gaining confirmation of the men’s EuroHockey Qualifier taking place at Uddingston in August we had hoped for a test event in the months prior, however having this event and quality of teams playing a free to enter four nations tournament, prior to the main event, is just fantastic and yet again gives the club and the community of Lanarkshire yet another international tournament to look forward to.”
Wednesday 29 June
17:00 | Ireland v Wales
19:00 | Scotland v USA
Thursday 30 June
17:00 | Ireland v USA
19:00 | Scotland v Wales
Saturday 2 July
13:00 | Wales v USA
15:00 | Scotland v Ireland
Sunday 3 July
11:00 | 3rd v 4th
13:00 | 1st v 2nd
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