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South Primary dominates again

The South Gympie Primary hockey team.
The South Gympie Primary hockey team.

GYMPIE South Primary School has once again demonstrated their dominance in the pre-season primary school hockey competition.

Although this year the South team had to fight harder for their winning position in the inter school competition.

If heavy rain hadn’t washed out the last scheduled games, the winners may have been Central State School who had been improving all year.

It was a narrow win for Gympie South.

South were on equal points with Central State School after week four and week five was washed out due to wet conditions.

Gympie hockey officials had to go back to goal averages to decide the winner of the competition and South was given the trophy after a close count.

Gympie Hockey publicity officer Desli Adams said the pre-season primary competition was run each Friday afternoon for children in years 5, 6 and 7.

“It was a great success,” she said.

“Gympie Hockey would like to commend all the local children who participated in this competition and really embraced the opportunity to give hockey a go, have some fun and make new friends.

“Although most afternoons were quite warm, the children put in a big effort, played hard for their schools and really enjoyed their hockey.

“We would also like to thank our sponsors for their support once again, together with school representatives, volunteers and families who all contribute to the success for the children.”

Adams also thanked the young high school umpires who generously umpired during their own time for the competition.

“We look forward to seeing everyone again in early 2011 for the next Primary School Competition,” she said.

Gympie Times