Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Wild Weather Strikes; Student Pre-Season Comp Delay as Synthetic Pitch Flooded

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Wild Weather Strikes; Student Pre-Season Comp Delay as Synthetic Pitch Flooded

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Byline: robyn anderson Grafton Womens Hockey Association

THE weather created all sorts of problems this week, which meant hockey had a setback yesterday when the Daily Examiner competition for primary school students had to be cancelled for the afternoon.

The kids are keen to get out on to the turf today, however, for this great pre-season competition.

The synthetic turf was covered in water after the rain last Friday. But it is hoped no major damage was done and the turf will be back in action soon.

Grafton rep players head out to Tamworth this week for the Country versus City Challenge. Good luck to our girls: Ruby Hackett and Kaitlin Pardoe (U13), Chloe Duroux (U15), Ashlee Danvers and Bianca Sedger (U17), and boys: Reece Gaddes (U13), Josh Cumberland (U15), Justin Donoghue, Jacob Purser and Nathan Butterick (U17).

There will be coaching workshops held at the hockey fields on Monday, March 4. The first session will be for juniors from 4a5.30pm and seniors from 6a7.30pm.

The workshops will be run by the newly appointed Hockey NSW coaching director, Warren Birmingham, who is a former Australian player and Coraki boy. Warren is encouraging all coaches, players and parents to attend. It is a fantastic opportunity to see the direction Hockey NSW is taking and what the future holds.

The comp registrar advises that the Grafton womenas hockey website will be undergoing some changes as from today, as we change from sportingpulse to the new IMG website.

Clubs may have difficulties accessing forms and information during the change-over.

Clubs need to advise the fixtures committee of the number of teams entering this year and in which grades they will be nominating. Advise Mary Day by phone (66449354) or email because accessing the Intent to Enter form could be tricky.

The grading committee will need the team Grading Forms by Friday March 22. Teams and clubs need to place the completed form in an envelope addressed to Karen Gorton, and drop the form into Elders at 23 Prince St. …

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