Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Danny May Be White Knight; Wanderers Delivered Six Premierships in a Row

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Danny May Be White Knight; Wanderers Delivered Six Premierships in a Row

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Byline: Guy Williams Guy.Williams@capnews.com.au

HOCKEY: Some may say it's a coincidence, but Danny White's return to Wanderers has seen the club win six premierships in a row Co something no other club side in the history of the Rockhampton Hockey Association men's competition has managed to do.

As goalkeeper, White's role is arguably the most important in the side Co an even clearer indication as to the impact he has had on the club.

The modest White played down his involvement in the club's success and instead praised his side's backline for limiting his involvement in matches.

"I don't get anywhere near as much work as the other 'keepers in the competition," he said.

"We've got a really good attacking side that works hard in defence as well, so I only need to make half-a-dozen saves a game."

After suffering a hamstring injury in February playing indoor hockey, White's 2010 campaign started slowly after he was forced out of the first five games of the season.

While he wasn't involved on the pitch in those opening matches, White was busy working to get back on the field with one goal in mind.

"My main aim was to get back for the (State) championships in May," he said.

White teamed up with the staff at CQ Physio and local fitness trainer Glen Hansen to help speed up his recovery.

"He'd always be doing extra work while we were out on the field to get his hamstring right," Wanderers coach Aaron Harmsworth said.

Before long, arguably Rockhampton's best keeper was back on the pitch and back to his best form.

White, who began playing hockey in Bundaberg as a seven-year-old, was rewarded with selection in the Rockhampton team to contest at the Over-35s State Championships in May, but due to a lack of playing numbers, he was unable to compete. …

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