The Investec London Cup is currently taking place at the brand new venue for top-flight hockey in England – the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Over the next few years, the Centre will play host to some of hockey’s top international tournaments. England Hockey recently won the bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2018 and the EuroHockey Championships were already secured for August 2015. Sports stars and youngsters opened this latest London 2012 venue to launch in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in mid June.
Local schools including Chobham Academy, University of East London’s tennis club, East London and Waltham Forest hockey clubs and the east London based FRE Flyers community group were among the first to test out the new facilities which feature striking blue tennis courts of the same standard as those used in the US Open and two floodlit, international competition standard hockey pitches with a stunning Union Jack design.
Shaun Dawson, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Chief Executive said:
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre provides top class facilities for the next generation of hockey and tennis champions – the stars of tomorrow will be discovered here.
Our programme puts these high quality courts and pitches within reach of players of all standards, from complete beginners to international athletes.