Address - P.O. Box 25492
City - 1310 NICOSIA
Tel - ++ 357 2275 7422
Fax - ++ 357 2275 1385
Official Web Page http://www.hockey.org.cy
HOCKEY IN CYPRUS
Although Hockey is an Ancient Greek sport 9 known as the Keritizin ), unfortunately in Cyprus it has never really picked up.
The game was introduced to our island in the early 1900 with the British occupation of Cyprus, but was mostly played within the military based here, but never really introduced to the general public.
There were only 2 private Schools that were playing the game, namely, The English School in Nicosia and The American Academy in Larnaca.
Hockey picked up in the late 70’s, as the Graduates of the English School formed their team ESOBGA ( English School Old Boys And Girls Association ) better known as the Old Boys, and have started playing against the British Bases and the UN.
In 1989 our The Cyprus Hockey Association was formed, and we now have our League made of six Teams, our CUP and each Team has to organize a Sunday all day Tournament
We are trying very hard, with the limited means we have to introduce the game to more schools, especially the elementary ones in order to build up for the future.
We have three AstroTurf pitches ( sand based ), with the two of them in the British Bases. Throughout the year we have many visiting Teams, mainly Britain, coming over to enjoy the good weather and our hospitality.
In the recent years, we have been slowly taking part in European Events, the Mediterranean Cup and last year for the first time, in the European Challenge II in Malta, where Cyprus has for the time been accredited to position 25
You may find us at our home page: http://www.hockey.org.cy/