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HKFC Hockey 6’s Draws Big International Names

Hockey—Sixes

By Bill Cox
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 27, 2013 Last Updated: March 27, 2013
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International players are set to feature in Hong Kong again ... The Euro All Stars and the Hong Kong Barbarians at last year’s 2012 HKFC Hockey 6’s. (Bill Cox)/The Epoch Times)

International players are set to feature in Hong Kong again … The Euro All Stars and the Hong Kong Barbarians at last year’s 2012 HKFC Hockey 6’s. (Bill Cox)/The Epoch Times)

Some of the biggest names in the world will be playing in Hong Kong this week in the annual Hong Kong Football Club Easter Hockey Sixes tournament. Featuring three different formats with international players participating, the tournament has fast-become a hit with hockey-loving players and fans in Hong Kong.

In a full 11-a-side match involving international players, the Jamie Dwyer Academy will play the Euro All Stars in the World Hockey Challenge at 7.00 pm tonight (March 28).

The main Hockey 6’s tournament, with elite and social divisions featuring many international stars, starts on Friday March 29 with 54 matches, followed by a further 25 round robin matches on Saturday March 30. Six finals matches are scheduled to start at 3.30 pm on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the new format International Hockey 5’s round robin tournament will kick off with two matches on Friday evening March 29 at 6.45 pm and 7.30 pm. Further matches take place on Saturday March 30 from 2.00 pm until 8.45 pm.

All matches in the Easter Hockey Sixes will be played at the Hong Kong Football Club Ground.

Five’s Teams

Earth (Australia): Jamie Dwyer (Captain), Andrew Charter (GK), Glenn Simpson, Trent Mitton, Tim Deavin, Kieran Govers, Jacob Whelton and Rhett Halkett (South Africa.
Water (Great Britain): Ben Hawes (Captain), James Fair (GK) Rob Moore, Richard Alexander, Dan Fox, Tom Moore and Rob Todd.
Air (Holland): Laurence Docherty (Captain), Eric Bouwens, Sjoerd de Wert, Rob Derikx, Geert jan Derikx, Sander van der Weide, Freerk ten Hoor (GK), Michael Green (Germany) and Leandro Z. Martinez (Spain).
Fire (Far East): Asghar Ali (Captain), Mohammad Arshad (Pakistan), Lu Peng (China) Arwinder Singh (GK) (Hong Kong), Ishtiaq Ahmed (Pakistan/Hong Kong), Enrico Marican (Singapore), Yi Ru Tan (Singapore), Kosuke Matsumura (Japan, Hirotaka Zendana(Japan)and Harry Bal (Hong Kong).

World Hockey Challenge Teams

Jamie Dwyer Academy Barbarians:
Jamie Dwyer (Captain) (Australia), Andrew Charter (GK) (Australia), Ishtiaq Ahmed (Pakistan), Arif Ali (Hong Kong), Asghar Ali (Hong Kong), Tim Deavin (Australia), Kieran Govers (Australia), Rhett Halket (South Africa), Julian Lewis (Australia), Enrico Marican (Singapore), Kosuke Matsumura (Japan), Trent Mitton (Australia), Glenn Simpson (Australia), Yiru Tan (Singapore), Jacob Whetton (Australia) and Hirotaka Zendana (Japan).

Euro All Stars:
Sander van der Weide (Captain) (Holland), James Fair (GK) (Great Britain), Feerk ten Hoor (GK) (Holland), Yan Adams (Scotland), Richard Alexander (Great Britain), Eric Bouwens (Holland), Rob Derikx (Holland), Geert J. Derikx (Holland), Laurence Docherty (Holland), Dan Fox (Great Britain), Michael Green (Germany), Ben Hawes (Great Britain), Leandro Z. Martinez (Spain), Rob Moore (Great Britain), Rob Todd (Great Britain) and Sjoerd de Wert (Holland).

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