Brigg Hockey Club plays its home games at this venue near the Pods leisure complex, there being (as yet) no all-weather, floodlit facility in our town - although one is included in £3m plans to revamp the Rec Ground, put forward by North Lincolnshire Council.
We have been invited to attend Brigg Fest. However, as the best part of 10 years have elapsed since we last wielded a hockey stick in anger for Brigg, it will have to be in the role of interested spectator and not as a player, although the last stick we owned will be somewhere in the back of the garage.
Following retirement in a game played at Quibell Park, Scunthorpe, we left the White Hart after a few pints and toyed with the idea of tossing the stick into the Ancholme, off the County Bridge. But then thought better of it and took it home.
The prospect of Brigg Hockey Club one day being able to return to play home games in the town at The Rec will warm the heart of many long-retired players of the past. We enjoyed our grass-pitch matches enormously, but never got to play a single all-weather, floodlit game in Brigg.
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