New home, new sea­son

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Hor­sham Hockey Club will host try-outs for the up­com­ing Wim­mera Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion sea­son in its new home in Dim­boola Road.

The club has re­lo­cated to Hor­sham Com­mu­nity Oval af­ter 33 years at Hor­sham Race­course.

Club pres­i­dent Jar­ryd Bannan said pre­vi­ous rooms the club built at the race­course, in con­junc­tion with Hor­sham Soft­ball Club in 1984, no longer suited the hockey club’s re­quire­ments.

He said a lack of wa­ter for the play­ing sur­face was among rea­sons club lead­ers de­cided to search for a new venue.

“The new site will bet­ter ac­com­mo­date the in­crease in mem­ber­ship and hav­ing our clu­b­rooms in the same lo­ca­tion as where we train will be a huge bonus,” he said. “Lights at the new lo­ca­tion means train­ing can be run af­ter hours in win­ter more read­ily.”

Mr Bannan said with sup­port from Hockey Vic­to­ria, the club was run­ning a suc­cess­ful un­der-12 pro­gram.

“This has been a real boost for num­bers, al­low­ing the club to run its own in­ter­nal com­pe­ti­tion for un­der-12s,” he said.

The club fields four teams in Wim­mera Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion com­pe­ti­tion, mixed un­der-12s, mixed un­der-16s, women’s and men’s.

Mr Bannan en­cour­aged any­one in­ter­ested in play­ing, in­clud­ing new and re­turn­ing mem­bers, to at­tend a try­out and regis­tra­tion day on Sun­day at Hor­sham Com­mu­nity Oval.

Ac­tiv­i­ties will kick off at 10.30am and will be fol­lowed by a free bar­be­cue.

Peo­ple can call club sec­re­tary Paul Mack­ereth on 0400 981 978 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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