Brummitt Tournament

The Roger Brummitt Memorial Mixed Hockey Tournament,
and the Jack Rouse Cup

The Blue-Green Zeds have been honoured to be awarded the Jack Rouse Cup for fair play seven times in seventeen years at the Roger Brummitt Memorial Mixed Hockey Tournament.

Roger Brummitt was tragically killed by lightning on August 8th 1957 at the age of 23. Roger was well known in local hockey circles and played for Crowland and Young Conservatives. This tournament was staged every year up to the 50th anniversary in 2007, in his memory, and has continued since then, albeit with a reduced number of teams.

The first tournament was held on Sunday 20th April 1958 and was organised by the Young Conservatives Sports Club. Ten teams competed and in the final a team called Saracens defeated Young Conservatives 1-0 in extra time. In 1982 (the Silver Jubilee) the tournament increased to 28 teams and was staged over two days. Also in 1982 was the introduction of the Jack Rouse Cup, presented by Peterborough Town Hockey Club in memory of an umpire who had been connected with the 'Brummitt' since the beginning. This is awarded to the most sporting team of the tournament as adjudged by the umpires; the very first winners were Triple S, and the most frequent winners have been GPO (five times), and the NRA/Blue-GreenZeds, eight times.