WORLD HOCKEY LEAGUE SEMIS , LONDON JUNE 22ND -30TH

The Investec Hockey World League women’s semi finals  will be hosted from 22nd-30th  June 2013  at the University of Westminster Sports Ground (Quintin Hogg Memorial Ground)  on Hartington Road Chiswick, London. The ground admirably hosted the Pre-Olympic Investec London Cup last year so we can be sure of another fantastic full on international hockey event within easy reach and  plenty to see and do in addition to watching first class international games. There will be a  Fun Zone and supporters village  to  keep kids and  the whole family entertained between matches as well as first rate on site catering and likely the opportunity to make some purchases and also collect autographs from the England/GB women who were so accessible at the London Cup last year.

highly likely the Englna dwomen will be available once again for some serious autograph signing.

highly likely the Englna dwomen will be available once again for some serious autograph signing.

The Investec World Hockey League is an important new international hockey tournament where currently eighteen teams will be  vying in the semis here and in Rotterdam , Holland  for  places at the 2014 World Cup and these London semis will see the teams trying to progress to the Investec World League Finals in Argentina at the end of this  year.

Hockeyroo Jodie Schulz in action. No doubt the Australians will be looking for a strong showing in London.

Hockeyroo Jodie Schulz in action. No doubt the Australians will be looking for a strong showing in London.

The England women will of course feature  Great Britain’s Olympic bronze medal winners with the ever tough opponents , Australian Hockeyroos in the same pool along with the RSA and Spain whereas current world champions and Olympic silver medallists Argentina’s Las Leonas seem to have a slightly less formidable pool up against the USA , China and Italy.

RSA women enjoying a break between games during last year's Investec London cup at the Quintin Hogg Sports Ground.

RSA women enjoying a break between games during last year’s Investec London cup at the Quintin Hogg Sports Ground.

Check out my recent  report here  for details of the Australian squad for the London League  HOCKEYROOS

Tickets for the Investec World League Semi Final, London, 2013 can be bought online or via the Investec World League Ticketing Hotline on 08444 99 32 22. You will ,in addition, be able to buy tickets on the gate on the day but you are advised that tickets will then be more expensive so book in advance to make savings.

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Getting there :- The venue is easy to get to on public transport and for example an easy ten minute walk from Chiswick rail station with four trains an hour running there from Victoria ( £4 an adult single when I checked ) . Alternatively the nearest underground stations, Kew Gardens and Gunnersbury Park  are about a twenty five minute pleasant walk away.  London journey planner can be found here Journey planner here http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2

Sat Nav users, the post code of the venue, the University of Westminster  Quintin Hogg Memorial Ground  is  W4 3UH    ( Hartington Road, Chiswick, London )  Telephone :- 020 8995 6863

Dutch captain Maartje Paumen picks up the Investec London Cup 2012 having beaten Australia. he Dutch play their semi final games in Rotterdam .

Dutch captain Maartje Paumen picks up the Investec London Cup 2012 having beaten Australia. he Dutch play their semi final games in Rotterdam .

 

Investec World League Semis are also taking place at HC Rotterdam between  13th and 22nd June and those games will feature the Dutch Olympic champions. For more details of that venue, directions etc please follow this link.  WORLD LEAGUE AT ROTTERDAM

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