Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Back to Grassroots in Clash of Leaders

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Back to Grassroots in Clash of Leaders

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Byline: Plenty of Stick Andrew Kirby

HELLO everyone and welcome to another big season of hockey.

I have been out injured for a couple of weeks and would like to thank Richard Philip for filling in.

It is round three and Waratahs and Kingscliff sit on top of the division ladder with two wins each and they come up against each other tomorrow on the grass fields at Kingscliff at 3.50pm.

This is a grassroots match which will put everyone's skills to the test as it is a totally different game than what the players are used to on the artificial surface in Murwillumbah. Kingy will be pumped up at home in front of their local fans but watch out for form Waratahs James Walker and Timmy Willis.

In the women's comp, Kingscliff take on reigning premiers Casuarina at 2.25pm tomorrow.

This will be a good old fashioned grass game as well so this is a big weekend at Kingscliff with the lower grades playing throughout the day as well.

In the other women's game, Falcons play Mullumbimby at Burringbar fields at 3.50pm. Falcons will be hard to beat out there but Mullum are again led by 'super coach' Mrs Lofts who will no doubt have the girls ready.

Tonight, newcomers the Barbarians play United at 7pm in Murwillumbah.

United last week went down to Kingscliff in a very hard-fought tussle which could have gone either way.

Jamie 'Slowey' Barrett was the best for United while old warhorses Chris Stuart and Shane Johnston were strong in the backs.

Barbarians will be looking for a bit better result after being belted last week by a relentless Waratahs outfit and I have no doubts at all that this young team will combine well down the track.

I was very impressed by Critter Faye up front and Nugget Nowland at the back, who in my opinion is the best fullback in the competition.

Now I don't know if anyone has noticed but there has been some big name signings this year, possibly inspired by Peter Garrett signing last year with the Kingscliff Pretenders and playing again this year. …

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