Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Help Lobby for Field Upgrade

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Help Lobby for Field Upgrade

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HOCKEY supporters, here's your chance to get some progress made on funding for a new field at Raceview.

The Ipswich Hockey Complex has needed a surface upgrade for some time. However, Ipswich Hockey Association (IHA) officials have been waiting patiently for a response after submitting a Federal Government grant application.

With Member for Blair Shayne Neumann in Canberra for Parliament, hockey fans have been urged to get behind the latest Ipswich push for assistance.

The local member can be lobbied at: http://www.aph.gov.au/ (http://www.aph.gov.au/) house/ members/member. asp?id=HVO

Phantom agrees this is a great opportunity to help the largely self-sufficient IHA secure a deserved upgrade.

Best son

IPSWICH Knights president Todd Hunt has a colourful and competitive football family judging by the wishes he received for Father's Day.

The first of three consecutive notices in last Saturday's QT classifieds declared: "To Todd Hunt, Happy Fathers Day Toodles love from your best son Chris".

Immediately below that was another message: "Todd Hunt, happy fathers day dad. have a great day you stoinker! love born first".

The third message completed the trifecta: "Todd the God Happy Fathers Day to you! From your best son Benny Hunt x0x0x0".

Family pains

HILARIOUS injury of the week goes to long-time Ipswich Jet Todd Riggs, who carried a noticeable limp when accepting the FOGS Cup Player of the Year award earlier this week.

Rumour has it Riggsy paid the price for a big weekend when he tumbled down the steps of renowned Fortitude Valley nightspot, called Family.

What wasn't funny was the doctor's prognosis - a possible tear in his left knee with a six-week recovery period.

Hannies grannies

JUNIOR grand final day at the Ipswich Hockey Complex is always a lot of fun with spirited interclub rivalry.

The kids put on face paint, dye their hair in club colours and don colourful wigs.

But while the players of tomorrow were impressing last Saturday, another group was on the prowl - the "Hannies grannies".

Dressed in blue and gold dresses, leotards and shoes, the cheerful group of veteran players were encouraging the kids all day.

However, they were also recruiting for next season.

Word is the Hannies Grannies team will have no age limit, though one observer joked there might be a speed limit for the team.

Final fun

SPEAKING of getting into the grand final spirit, Hancocks C-grade boys hockey assistant coach Neil Tierney got a huge surprise after his game.

Hancocks completed a fine year by beating Bremer 2-0 to win their grand final and be named Ipswich's junior team of the year.

But little did Tierney expect to find his ute decorated in toilet paper for his trip home.

Meanwhile, Hancocks' acrobatic mascot "Bluey" was out in force last Saturday, showing more stamina than an Olympic marathon runner. …

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