Preparations are under way for Oceania Intercontinental cup in Sydney Australia.The Mens team will be hoping to go more better than the silver they won at last year in world league round 1! Team to be announced soon! Hopefully both Men and Women team will be competed in the tournament.
Hockey Open Day A Roaring Success
A healthy turnout of men and women of all ages and fulup pikininis ensured the Hockey Day on Sunday was a success in introducing the
sport to many for the first time in Port Vila. With clinics for beginners and younger ones through to matches between
the two womens' teams and four mens' teams present made it a busy afternoon at the Wan Smolbag Sports Senta.
The womens' game was between the Spice Girls and Sweet Sixteen which was evenly matched and played in good spirit while the highlight mens match was between the Smolbag Smashers and the Mele Bulls with the Smashers just edging out the quickly improving men from Mele.
The game played here is a smaller version of full-field hockey, similar to what futsal is to football, with six players on each side and sideboards making it a fast and skillful affair. Matches and training will continue with the ladies and kids on Tuesday evenings and the men on Wednesday. If you are intereseted in joining or forming a team you can contact the Sports Senta on 26853.
Many thanks to Origin Energy and Furet Boucherie for supporting the BBQ on Sunday.