Sophie Wessex, Royal Patron of England Hockey since 2007, astonished reporters this week when she boldly claimed that hockey is the perfect sport for working class people.
“Although polo is my true passion, it can be awfully expensive to play. Hockey is kind of the same thing though and I hope it catches on soon.”
She continued “After your average person has paid the rent and toddled off with their pennies to the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker, there’s hardly anything left. They haven’t a hope in hell of being able to purchase a stable of thoroughbred ponies.”
“Most hockey clubs have water-based pitches now, which is a splendid idea – it means the players can get a free glass of water at half time when the pumps come on.”