Hockey Fraternity Gather for the Betty Tioni Memorial Festival.

The hockey fraternity will be gathered this weekend in Nakuru for the Betty Tioni Memorial Festival. A total of 36 teams have confirmed participation. This is the highest number of teams’ confirmation for this tournament since its inception.


14 ladies’ teams will take part in this year’s tournament and including a girl’s school Njoro Girls. The teams include; Nakuru, MSC, KEMU Hornets, Blazers, Sherehe, Amira, Royals, DFG, Kisumu Queens, Usiu, Titans, Sliders, Njoro girls A, Njoro girls B. The teams will be in 3 pools.

Pool A

  • Blazers
  • Titans
  • Sherehe
  • KEMU
  • Njoro Girls A

Pool B

  • USIU
  • DFG
  • MSC
  • Nakuru Njoro Girls B

Pool C

  • Sliders
  • Amira
  • Royals
  • Kisumu Queens


Kenya Police pose with the winners’ trophy in 2019

32 men teams have confirmed participation and are drawn from all over the country. All the teams had confirmed participation by July 13 and no other team will be slotted to participate. 1 school side Nakuru Academy also confirmed participation. A draw was done and teams are in 8 pools. The top 16 teams will then go into a knockout stage.

Pool A

  • Jaguars A
  • Sailors
  • Nakuru B
  • Black Tigers

Pool B

  • Strikers
  • Nairobi Simba
  • Black Tankers
  • Kitale Masters

Pool C

  • Wazalendo A
  • Parklands
  • Yankees
  • Nakuru Masters

Pool D

  • Police
  • Usiu B
  • Blue Pirates A
  • Nakuru Academy

Pool E

  • Usiu A
  • Tahiti
  • Blue Pirates B
  • Silverbacks

Pool F

  • Greensharks
  • Wazito
  • KEMU
  • Bungoma Masters

Pool G

  • Jaguars B
  • Koth Biro
  • Nakuru A
  • Dala Wazee

Pool H

  • Waza B
  • Eldoret Youth
  • GHF Blue Pirates
  • Nakuru Sikh Juniors

The Festival is sponsored by Greensteds schools and Hockey KE. Greensteds is the host while Hockey Ke is the official media partner.

We are delighted to partner with Nakuru Hockey Club and KHU for this year’s Betty Tioni Tournament. Our aim is to bring the fans closer to the tournament as well as market the sport. It is an exciting moment to be back covering such tournaments after a long break du to covid. We are looking forward to this event

Hockey KE Director Simon Mwangi

The Festival was last held in 2019 and Warriors and Strathmore were the winners in the men’s and ladies’ categories respectively. The tournament is in memory of Betty Tioni a former Blazers Hockey Club player who passed on February 13th, 2014 in Nakuru after a short illness.