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Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020

Venue: Clifton College Sports Ground – NOW AT HOME!



It is with a heavy heart that we are having to cancel Ryan’s Hockey Tournament this year. Whilst there is a glimmer of hope of coming out of lockdown – we aren’t quite there yet with the social distancing restrictions.

We would love to share this special day with you all and hope you will continue to support us with our virtual hockey challenge: #10repsforryan.

We are looking forward to ‘seeing’ you all on Sunday 24th May at 10am.

RYAN’S HOCKEY TOURNAMENT WAS THE VERY FIRST ‘A LIFE FOR A CURE’ EVENT IN 2010. It has grown each year to be a truly fabulous fun day. It is everything that Ryan would have loved!

Emily Atkinson and her family originally came up with the idea weeks after their friend died so suddenly. We will always be so grateful for such a positive reaction at such a sad time and for the joy the event has given to the hundreds of supporters who have attended over the years. The true essence of the event has been admirably passed through the different age groups, abilities and connections to Ryan, who have taken part to create a fun, happy and inspiring day at the outstanding sports facilities donated by Clifton College.

We are excited to welcome the teams for 2020. All ages and abilities are welcome and it really is the ‘more the merrier’ at this fun family hockey event! There needs to be a minimum of 6 players in each team (no goalie ) with at least 2 girls or 2 boys – there is no maximum in a team so invite your friends to come along. It’s fancy dress and there’s a prize for the best team – there have been some fantastic themes over the years and sure this will continue in 2020. To enter, you just need to let us know the approximate age of the team and your team name – this normally ties in with the fancy dress but don’t delay entering whilst you decide on this – we’d just love to hear who would like to take part.

Entry paid on the day is £10 per player which also includes your BBQ lunch. We also have a cake sale and a raffle with some amazing prizes!

We are incredibly lucky that Burston Cook is sponsoring the event again and has done so since 2015. We are so grateful for their support that makes a huge impact on the fundraising from this event that goes towards Ryan’s Meningitis Appeal.

We are looking for some extra help this year who can help Michelle Bresnahan liaise with the teams during the weeks leading up to the event and preferably help out on the day! No qualifications are necessary (as Michelle certainly doesn’t have any – he he!) other than just to love hockey, to be fairly organised and enjoy helping a local charity – it could be a worthy addition to your CV/personal statement (just a thought 🤦🏽‍♀️). Michelle would love to hear from if you would like to know more.

Let us know if you have any questions about entering a team or we can help in any way.

Huge thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday May 24th. Friends and family are really welcome to come along and cheer the teams on and enjoy the day too.