HQ State Championships - During the June/July school holidays, Gympie Hockey had teams at the recent Hockey Qld State Championships. During the first week our U13 Girls and Boys teams headed north to slightly warmer pastures. Our girls were in Rockhampton, and eventhough they had the first game of the carnival, and their warm up was in the frost, the girls came out all fired up and had a win against Atherton. As the carnival progessed the girls played well and improved along the way. They finished 6th in Div 2. In slightly warmer conditions our boys were also involved the first game of their carnival in Bundaberg. The boys played extremely well and came 3rd in Div 2, with only one loss during the whole carnival. Our U15 girls were next to on the list, heading to Gladstone during the second week. The girls gelled well as a team and were unlucky not to win more games than they did. Our U15 girls placed 8th in Div 2 at the end of the carnival.
From the carnivals we had Jamie Mills selected as a shadow for the U13 Hockey Qld State team. Well done Jamie.
Hockey is back on - This week we will commence training again and our fixtures continue for youth and junior teams this week. U11 teams will play 3 weeks of girls vs girls and boys vs boys in the lead up to their U11 carnival in Brisbane on 3rd August.
Blue Cards - There is a new website to download Qld Govt Blue Card applications from. If you would like to apply for a volunteer Blue Card, we have forms at the control room or you can access them from here: http://bluecard.qld.gov.au/pdf/forms/PSBA12727-BC_Application-Form_P10_(BC).pdf
U18 Wide Bay Carnival - Gympie is hosting this carnival on Sunday 3rd August. Please think how you can assist your Association on the day. There will be canteen, control room, general cleaning, umpiring, tech bench duties all available. Please see someone on the Committee or in the Canteen about helping out. We will also be holding a working bee in the coming weekends. Date to be confirmed.