Over 60's report, click here
Over 65's report click here
This tournament is held annually and is hosted by Tilburg Hockey club, on behalf of the WMGA and was won previously by the over 68 team the last time it was held pre-Corvid.
This time, Thistles sent four teams, including a ladies team for the first time. Although this meant that we had three less strong teams, it is a tribute to the success of Thistles that we could field three age group teams.
Our over 70's was the first time we have entered at that age group and, to make enough games for us to play, we had to play a couple of 65 aged teams. Considering all of this, I consider that we really held our own, only going down by a single goal in the matches we lost.
Captain: Ian Pett
Goal keeper: Glyn Thomas Over 80's Wales keeper on loan at great expense
Graham Conkie, Peter Hain, Andrew Evitt, John Sudale, Glyn Thomas, Tony Walker, Ian Pett ,Sandy Weir, Gerry McBride, Stuart Robertson, Steve Laux ,George Finlayson, Duncan Mitchel, Alan Parker
Over 70's Results
Game 1 against England 70's LX Red. A good game, but we went down 1-0 (one penalty corner each)
Game 2 against Germany 65's Again a good game, but against a younger squad. Again went down 1-0
Game 3 against Holland 'B' over 65's A very close game with a void goal, as the umpire blew the whistle as Steve Laux hit it. As a result, we went down 3-2 Scorer for both goals, Steve Loux
Game 1 Game against Holland 70's A Lost 1-0
Game 2 Old Lions Over 70 Belgium. Won 1-0 scorer Alan Parker
Game 3 Germany Men 70 Drew 0-0
Game 1 against Italy. We drew 1-1 goal by Steve Lowe
Game 2 against Belgium Drew 0-0