Right end of the stick at try night

North West Telegraph - - Sport - Robert Dougherty

Hed­land young­sters have be­gun train­ing be­fore the start of the hockey sea­son with a come-andtry night held last Thurs­day.

The event, or­gan­ised by Hed­land Hockey Club, at­tracted young­sters from South and Port be­fore the sea­son starts of­fi­cially on Satur­day, May 5 — while an­other try night is sched­uled for May 3.

Club pres­i­dent Grit An­dre said the event gave chil­dren the op­por­tu­nity to prac­tise their scor­ing and ba­sics un­der the watch and in­struc­tion of se­nior coach Chad Latham.

“It was good to see fa­mil­iar faces of chil­dren who played hockey last year and came back for more this sea­son, but also meet­ing new fam­i­lies and their chil­dren who are en­rolling for this year,” An­dre said.

“It is great to see the ex­cite­ment and smiles on the kids’ faces when tak­ing up a new sport — as a club we en­joy not just bring­ing the love of hockey to every­one, but also en­joy the so­cial side of be­ing a small club.

“We are look­ing for­ward to or next try night be­ing an­other suc­cess.”

At­ten­dees were also treated to a free sausage siz­zle, cold drinks and icy poles.

Pic­tures: Robert Dougherty

Johnny Lang­ford, 4 , takes a shot at goal guided by se­nior coach Chad Latham.

Skyla Du Plessis and Rubi An­drew, both 8.

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