Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Proposal Put Forward for GHA Women's Competition

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Proposal Put Forward for GHA Women's Competition

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Byline: Jarrard Potter dailyexaminer.com.au

WOMENS HOCKEY: A meeting on the future of the Grafton Hockey Association women's competition has resolved to play the first 11 rounds as a mixed first and second grade competition before deciding on which direction to take for the remainder of the competition.

GHA operations manager Graeme Jakins said the meeting was called after concerns were raised on the original idea of promoting the highest scoring second grade team into the top level after 11 rounds.

"That was the main sticking point, so it was decided that it will not happen," Jakins said.

"A proposal that has been put forward is that at the end of 11 rounds, the second grade teams will play on their own and the three first grade teams play, only there would be a bye each week, so we're looking at the possibility of a development team to fill in for the bye.

"That means looking at players that want to get into first grade and taking these players and put them in a development team who would play to alleviate the bye situation. …

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