There are a number of competitions available to women’s clubs affiliated to EHB. These take place throughout the season on designated Sundays with teams drawn either home or away. They culminate in a finals day when a number of finals are all held at one venue. The major competitions are sponsored by Invesetc.
At the top level is the Investec Women’s Cup. This is open to all affiliated clubs and offers the smallest clubs in the country the opportunity for giant killing against the top teams from the Investec Women’s Hockey League.
The Investec Women’s Trophy and Investec Women’s Vase competitions offer the opportunity for 1st XIs outside of the Investec Women’s Hockey League and the Premier Divisions of the five Regional Leagues to play against teams of a similar level to themselves. The Trophy is for 1st XI teams higher up the hockey “league pyramid”, the Vase for smaller clubs.
There are also national contests available for the 2nd XIs of clubs with a cup competition for the 2nd XIs of teams in the Investec Women’s Hockey League and a trophy competition for all other club’s 2nd XIs.
A popular new addition in recent seasons has been the Investec Womens’s Over 35s Cup which offers older players the chance to renew rivalries with former adversaries. Early round losers in this competition have the opportunity to progress in a Plate competition.
In addition a Women’s Over 40s competition is run which brings together five regional winners to play in a one day round robin tournament.
For more detailed information on each of these competitions, please click on the relevant page on the left hand side.