Veterans set to battle
PHIL Rolfe will play in his third over 45 years state veterans hockey championships when Warwick travels to Bundaberg this weekend.
Rolfe turns 45 this year but has been allowed to play for the past two years due to the average age of the Warwick team.
The Warwick team will travel to Bundaberg today for its first game at 6pm against Mackay 1.
Warwick plays Rockhampton and Sunshine Coast 2 tomorrow afternoon after which the draw for cross over games on Sunday will be determined.
Joint vice-captain Rolfe said Warwick would have at least two games on Sunday.
“We are very keen to make the finals as it will enhance the chances of players who want to make state teams for the nationals in Bunbury in late September and early October,” Rolfe said.
“The team has had two training sessions in the past fortnight in addition to weekly games in Toowoomba.
Nearly all of the Warwick team for this weekend is playing in the Toowoomba veteran's competition each Thursday night.
Warwick is outright leaders in Toowoomba after a recent win against top-two team Norths.
The Warwick team for this weekend includes half Tony Duncan who has moved from Mackay, a team he has played for in past championships.
Inglewood player Andrew Hooker plays club hockey in Warwick and is heading to his first state over 45s championships as an inside or centre forward.
Fullback/centre half Craig Breadmore moved from Tasmania to Warwick in the past year and is in his first Queensland championships.
TEAM: Player/coach Greg McDonald, captain Craig McKay, joint vice-captains Steve Farrell and Phil Rolfe, goalie Drew Jackson, Don Battese, Craig Breadmore, Don Campbell, Dave Zwoerner, Dave Jordan, Larry 0'Brien, Wayne Bishop, Greg Throw, Andrew Hooker, Tony Duncan.