Hockey players wait for blue skies

THE arrival of wet weather across the region is threatening to put a halt to sporting activities.

Included in the potential list of casualties is Gympie Hockey.

Training is due to get underway for club hockey for all junior age groups this afternoon from 3.45pm, but persistent rain appears likely to leave hockey gear packed away.

Should players miss out, the possibility to train with the Cooloola Heat Tuesday night from 6.30pm will be available next week.

Gympie Hockey publicity officer Desli Adams, meanwhile, is continuing to celebrate the success of Gympie Hockey’s primary school competition.

Schools throughout the Gympie region have jumped on board, helping to form 12 teams playing each Friday afternoon.

“Some schools are fielding multiple teams and there is some real untapped talent,” Adams said.

“It’s great to see primary schools involving themselves.”

Gympie Hockey continues to aspire to representative success and training for interested players is ready to get underway.

Training for Under 13 and Under 15 boys will be held from 5.30-6.30pm on a Tuesday night while the Under 13 Girls train on Wednesday from 5pm-6pm.

On the volunteer front, Gympie Hockey is appealing for more people to come forward and help out.

“Gympie Hockey is using the mantra ‘many hands make light work’ this year and is looking for volunteers in all areas,” Adams said.

Volunteers are particularly needed for coaching positions.

Although sign-on dates have come and gone, players can still register. Attend the Gympie Hockey Club at this afternoon’s training session for registration forms and further details.

“It is still not late to sign on for players still interested in playing club hockey in the 2010 season,” Adams said.

Enquiries regarding club hockey can be directed to junior development officer Ian Austin on 5482 4190.

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