A core group of Gympie players are unavailable for the Heat in 2013, anyone interested in playing should turn up to the hockey club tonight at 7.
A core group of Gympie players are unavailable for the Heat in 2013, anyone interested in playing should turn up to the hockey club tonight at 7. Craig Warhurst

Crisis meeting to save the Heat hockey side

THE Cooloola Heat is having a crisis meeting tonight to try to garner support and numbers for the continuation of the A-grade Hockey side in 2013.

The Heat has been Gympie's premier hockey side for the last 10 years travelling to Maryborough and Bundaberg to play in the Wide Bay Premier League and Maryborough competitions.

It has been a breeding ground for young talent with many players going on to make state and national hockey sides.

Last year the side made it to their first grand final, but player unavailability due to work commitments and study has meant the club is struggling to find numbers this season.

Gympie Hockey president Ian Wenzel said he was sure there would be enough players to field a team in at least the Premier League this season and was calling on all players interesting in donning the maroon to come along to Dribblers Bar at the hockey clubhouse tonight.

He said he would love to see all players and supporters turn up at 7pm.

"The idea is to have a couple of drinks talk about the year ahead and work out a plan going forward."

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