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2019 TOWN vs COUNTRY CUP-(September Saturday 28th) Registrations Open


Mark Wilkens Memorial Trophy

September Saturday 28th – 02:00-08:00 pm.



The clubs of origin -the first club you played for – Town teams will be selected from Federal and Waimai and the Country team will be selected from Stoke and Tasman

Play in origin socks

18 Players per side

Each game played in quarters

The sides will selected by Nelson Hockey

Each game the points go towards the overall trophy

Colours worn : Black / White  (existing shirts)

A Nelson Hockey stalwart was the inspiration behind the Town v Country fixture.

Mark Wilkens died while playing hockey at Saxton Field in 2015. A couple of years ago new trophy named in his memory was up for grabs in the inaugural Town v Country game at Saxton Field.

The trophy was commissioned by Jamie Brown and created by Kieran Cleary, both teachers at Nelson College where Mark attended in the mid-1970s. Jamie says it was a great way to remember a man who had given so much to the game, both in Nelson and at a national level.

“We wanted to play a game in Mark’s honour which we think he would have appreciated, and thought this annual Town vs Country concept was a great way for players to get together and compete, who did not necessarily belong to the same clubs,” he says.

“Although a trophy was up for grabs, the game was played in such high spirits and fair play which I think Mark would have appreciated. I am sure all players are looking forward to this event continuing and the friendly rematches that will occur in the years to come”.

After the game, the trophy was presented last year by Kathy Wilkens, Mark’s widow.

Please follow the link below for registrations:

 See you all there.


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