Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Hockey Receives Top State Award; Gympie Organisation Awarded Best Association in Queensland at Brisbane Event

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Hockey Receives Top State Award; Gympie Organisation Awarded Best Association in Queensland at Brisbane Event

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Craig

Warhurst

SPORT WRITER

sport@gympietimes.com.

HOCKEY: Twelve years of hard work and commitment has paid off for the Gympie Hockey Association.

The sporting body won Queensland Hockey's Association of the Year award at a gala function at the Sebel Citigate in Brisbane on Saturday night, out-pacing much larger centres and finalists Cairns and Toowoomba to take the gong.

Gympie Hockey president Ian Wenzel said the award was a massive effort for Gympie which was slowly rebuilding the sport in town.

That all culminated this year with the installation of a new synthetic playing surface and dugouts at their Ramsey Park home.

aWinning that award is like a feather in the cap for us,a Wenzel said.

aFor a small association like us, winning a state-wide award is very exciting.

aIt is recognition of hard work put in by a lot of people over 12 years and it was good that a lot of the families who had committed to Gympie Hockey were at the award ceremonies to be apart of it. …

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