Department of Sport

David Ross Sports Village hosts first World Cup


World Indoor Hockey Masters 2024 at the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is delighted to have hosted the 2024 World Hockey Masters Indoor World Cup, in association with Indoor Hockey UK. The championships would be the largest Indoor Hockey World Cup to date with over 80 teams taking part, and also the very first international championships to take place at our David Ross Sports Village on the University Park campus. This milestone event adds to an already superb year for sport at the university, and cements the University of Nottingham's status as the The Times and Sunday Times, and Daily Mail Sports University of the Year for 2024.

The large scale event was a great success with hundreds of fixtures being played across the weekend of the 28 March to 1 April. Teams from countries across the globe descended on the University of Nottingham campus to compete in 12 different categories across men's and women's competitions, with representation including former Olympians. The international tournament also saw a large number of spectators take in the action as teams played through the group round to advance to the final and ultimately be crowned 2024 Indoor World Cup champions. Many fixtures were also streamed live for viewers following the action from home. 

If you would like to see the full tournament schedule and results, you can visit the 2024 World Masters Hockey Indoor World Cup Official Event website.

Christine Bailey, Assistant Director of Sport for University of Nottingham Sport, reflected on hosting the championships by saying; "We are immensely proud to have played our part in hosting the 2024 World Hockey Masters Indoor World Cup here at the David Ross Sports Village. A huge congratulations and thank you has to go to Indoor Hockey UK, England Hockey, World Hockey Masters and all of the staff, officials, volunteers and teams, who together created a spectacular action filled 5-day tournament. The entire campus and city was buzzing with athletes from across the world and it was amazing to welcome everyone to the University of Nottingham.

After the successful hosting of the 2024 World Hockey Masters Indoor World Cup, University of Nottingham Sport is looking forward to hosting another world event here on campus this summer, with the Touch Rugby World Cup taking place at Highfields Sports Complex from the 15th to the 21st July.

To find out more about hosting a sporting event at the University of Nottingham, please please visit our dedicated page here.

Posted on Thursday 4th April 2024

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