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UPDATE  10 / 10 / 2019

Year 2020

If this wasn't already Europe's best hockey festival (for the more mature of us) we will be taking it to a new level in 2020.  Pending permission from the local government of Castelldefels, the event will consist of Beach Hockey on the Friday followed by two days of 'normal' hockey at the club.

For 2020, we will give first priority to returning teams who have supported us in previous years.  Second priority goes to the teams on the waiting list for 2019.  However there should still be space for other teams.  If you contact us before September 2019,  you will be included on the Priority List and,  after returning teams and the waiting list, you will be given first opportunity to confirm your attendance.

The CONFIRMED dates for 2020 are 26-28 June.

We expect to have all spaces filled for 2020 before the end of November 2019.

The fourth edition of the Castelldefels 'La Jarra' Hockey Weekend will take place on the weekend of 26/27/328 June 2020.  Castelldefels Hockey Club is located just outside Barcelona (Spain), close to the beach and with frequent train connections into the city.

There will be 14 teams, both Men's and Women (full-pitch,  11-a-side).

The festival will run from 12:00 on Friday until 15:00 on Sunday. 

As in previous years, the focus will be on having fun, getting together with old friends and making new ones. The only winners at the festival will be the participants. We come, we play, we chat, we laugh....we go home happy.

We are already looking at some enhancements for 2020.  If you were here in 2019, you may already know about them.  No guarantees but, a day on the beach on Friday playing 'beach hockey' and a swimming pool at the hockey club are definite possibilities.  Keep checking back here for updates.

During the weekend there will be periods of live music in the daytime with plenty of opportunity for you to join in!  On the Friday night there will be a BBQ at the hockey club with music well into the night.  Saturday includes a Paella lunch washed down with some local wine and a Gala Dinner in the evening at a location yet to be confirmed.  On Sunday there will be the traditional Chicken BBQ lunch after the hockey has finished,  when we will attempt to finish the cases of wine before sending you off to the airport to catch your flights home.

You may be wondering what is 'La Jarra'.  Well, Jarra is Spanish for jug or tankard. Every participant in the event is given their own Jarra on arrival at the hockey club.  Each Jarra is individually numbered for easy identification and comes with a convenient clip so it can be attached to your stick bag when not in use.  The Jarra is to be used all weekend to avoid us having to use plastic glasses.  It also serves as a memento of the weekend.


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