The Barbados International Hockey Festival attracts groups from over the globe – Barbados, the Caribbean, Europe, Britain, South America, the United States and Abu Dhabi.

The festival is said to be the largest yearly hockey tournament in the hemisphere and is split up into mens, womens, veterans and mixed-team divisions.

The hockey is friendly but yet competitive, and visiting teams take the opportunity to enjoy the fine weather and warm Barbadian hospitality.

The astroturf at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex presents a world-class playing surface on which some of the tournament will be played on.