bgz history

The Blue-Green Hockey Club was formed in November 1990 by a bunch of like-minded reprobates at the National Rivers Authority (NRA) regional office in Peterborough. The 'Blue-Green' was a reference to the toxic algae that flourished throughout Eastern England at the time!
 
Early success included raising money for Comic Relief in March 1991, by hosting a cross-dressing hockey tournament. We also received the Jack Rouse Cup for fair play at the Roger Brummitt Memorial Tournament in 1994.
 
In 1995, falling numbers forced a merger with our friends in the Red Zeds hockey club, thereby forming the Blue-Green Zeds Hockey Club. Since then, the Jack Rouse Cup has been won a further seven times (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010 and 2012), and we've picked up some very welcome players from various sources.
 
2001 was our tenth season, and we held an anniversary 'do' at Bretton Gate in November.
 
2002/03 was one of our most successful seasons, with the team winning many games, and performing well at the Brummitt Tournament. The success continued in 2003/04, with a best-ever group 3rd place at the Brummitt, equalled in 2006 with 3rd place and 9 points. In 2007 the team ventured south and reached the semi-finals at the Saints and Sinners Tournament in Kent.

The 2012 Season was one of our best years: at the Brummitt in 2012, we finished in the top half of the play-offs, and won the Jack Rouse fair play trophy, we won the inaugural Plate Trophy at the Ely Tournament, and we were Tournament Winners at the Silz Weekend  in Birmingham in August.

As well as activities 'on the pitch', we have a thriving social calendar, with frequent BBQs, and pub crawls and meals out in Peterborough and Stamford.
 
If you've ever played or practiced with us, or would like to join us, we'd love to hear from you - please e-mail us here to get in touch.