One of the great advantages of living in the beautiful Cayman Islands is year-round field hockey.
We play on Saturdays in mixed games. Sessions are generally an informal, all-in affair in which scratch teams are made up of whoever shows. If numbers are large, we’ll split into several teams and play round-robin style.
On the last Saturday in the month we ramp the action up and encourage as many players to turn out, along with their beverage-filled coolers, for a field-side tailgate session.
Sporadically through the year, somewhat more competitive Seven-a-Side hockey games are played between four standing teams (Blues, Greens, Whites and Blacks).
All games are played on non-hockey regulation artificial grass pitches.
The aim always is to maximise the fun.
Post-game, players traditionally repair to one of the Island’s favourite outdoor drinking establishments to cool off and indulge in a bit of banter.
When & where we play
Saturday – Mixed
Cayman International School
95 Minerva Drive, Camana Bay
See map, right, for location
What to bring
- Something to drink
- Gear – sturdy trainers, shinpads, hockey gloves, hockey stick (no problem if you don’t have your own yet; someone will always lend you one)
- One white, plus one coloured T shirt
- Mouthguard is recommended
- CI$6 match fee per game (your first game is free!)