East Hockey Leagues almost completely wiped out by Covid

The vast majority of the East League season for men and women has been scrapped.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:25 pm
City of Peterborough Ladies (red) in action.

The League made their decision after consulting with member clubs following the latest lockdown advice from the UK Government.

The only two divisions that could re-start and complete a shortened season are the Men’s Premier A Division and the Women’s Premier Division.

These divisions are feeder leagues to the National Leagues who are currently restructuring and who need extra teams.

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City of Peterborough Ladies and City of Peterborough Mens’ seconds play Premier Division hockey.

The ladies are third, albeit eight points behind leaders Ipswich, and the men are bottom having lost all of their games so far.

The National League still have ambitions to resume competitive hockey, but would not enforce relegations which is good news for City of Peterborough Mens first XI who are currently next-to-bottom in Division One North.

City have won one and lost four of their five matches.