St Albans Hockey Club recently celebrated 125 years since it was founded, with former team members from across the years joining them.
Founded in 1898, the club has seen generations of players rise up through its ranks, including some Olympic gold medallists. Nowadays, it has more than 1,000 members and 19 teams, and is continuing to expand.
To celebrate the milestone, the club first held a special dinner at the Old Albanian Sports Club on Friday, March 3, with past and present members coming together for speeches and a four-course meal.
Saturday saw the club’s many teams compete in its regular league matches, with a party taking place in the clubhouse later on, which was a hit with younger members.
Finally, on Sunday, all teams got involved in a ‘Perpetual Anniversary Game’, an eight-hour game where the teams would take over from one another at regular intervals. It’s the longest game played in the club’s history!
Elsewhere, former member and Olympic gold-winner Ellie Watton held a masterclass in the sport for younger players. The perpetual game came to an end at 5pm on Sunday, bringing an exciting weekend celebrating an amazing 125 years to a close.
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