Vets

The Veterans section is able to field Veterans Mens and Mixed teams. Whilst the age range is between 35 and 60 years old the predominant age band of the Veterans is 40 to 50 years old. Whilst there is no Veterans League in Portugal the Hockey Federation runs a series of Vets Challenge events each season across the country with the winner on aggregate being crowned champions. In the Lisbon area there are 4 recognised Vets teams with which we play in friendlies from time to time.  We also welcome a number of touring sides coming to play hockey in Lisbon and in recent years have hosted teams particularly from UK, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain. This season for the first time The Dubai Falcons visited.

One of our main annual fixtures is the weekend of hockey games against Oporto Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club which dates back to the 1950’s with a Mens game (Dawson Plate) and a Mixed game (Seadon Cup). In addition we alternate with Naranjos Madrid hosting an international weekend of Vets hockey every 2 years in the month of May. Last season we hosted the tournament in Lisbon and this season it will be in Madrid.

We are particularly keen to play touring sides to Lisbon and have in the past few years hosted many visits, amongst others, Members, Evergreens, Zevenbergen, Naranjas, AON, Bad Homburg, Losers.

From time to time we go on tour having participated in recent years in tournaments in Holland, Germany and Ireland.

Peter Nabney