Hockey hit off this weekend
PETER Pickering expects the introduction of a mixed reserve-grade competition will be a bonanza for the Warwick Hockey Association.
The association president said two seasons ago, reserve grade men’s hockey was played.
“We have players new to the game, veterans and those keen to play less competitive games who just want to play in a reserve-grade competition,” Pickering said.
The four existing clubs, Wyverns, Corinthians, Saints and Harlequins will play men’s hockey along with a team from Scots PGC College, which is boosted by the inclusion of senior trio Andrew Millard, Chris Malone and Pickering.
Women’s fixtures will be played between the four club teams, Scots PGC College and the Warwick under-15 mixed team.
Pickering said the men’s games would be played on Friday nights and all other competitions each Saturday.
“Due to school holidays, there will be some changes to regular scheduling,” Pickering said.
Players still keen for a game are welcome at Queen’s Park at 6.15pm tomorrow (men), 3pm Saturday (mixed) and 4.45pm (women) and can ask to be placed in a team.
Junior players keen to sign up for the season are welcome at Queen’s Park at 9am Saturday. Players in U7 and U9 competitions receive a free stick, ball and shin pads with their registration.
Pickering said the highlight of the Warwick hockey season would be the Queensland Women’s Veterans Hockey Championships on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June when games will be played on six fields at Queen’s Park. Warwick will field a team in the championships.
Friday nights – Men
Saturday mornings – Junior fixtures
Saturday afternoons – Mixed reserve grade
Saturday nights – Women