Eke­tahuna Hockey grows

Bush Telegraph - - PROPERTY MARKET - By LIESHA ATKIN­SON GAS Eketa¯ huna Hockey

At the start of this year who would have thought Eketa¯ huna would be able to field two hockey teams in the Wairarapa 2nd di­vi­sion com­pe­ti­tion.

They wel­comed 17 new play­ers into the club and had Tuis play­ers who re­turned for an­other blast on the hockey field.

Tan­may from Eketa¯ huna Four Square and GAS Eketa¯ huna came on board and vol­un­teered to spon­sor the new team, and named them GAS Eketa¯ huna.

The team’s high vis yel­low tops looked awe­some.

Shel­lie and Katie McAnulty took on the task of coach­ing and man­ag­ing the GAS team. They did a bril­liant job wran­gling the troops each week.

Eketa¯ huna had a pretty full-on sea­son, with loads of ups and downs. High­lights were the Tui vs GAS bat­tles which re­sulted in draws both times.

This showed the tal­ent and abil­ity to gel as a team, even as GAS was a new bunch of women.

Eke Tuis went into this sea­son feel­ing there was some­one im­por­tant miss­ing. Tuis late coach, Gra­hame Hamil­ton would have been stoked to have seen two team play­ing for Eketa¯ huna. And as a trib­ute they had new shirts printed with RIP GH on the sleeve. Lo­gan and Elaine Atkin­son spon­sored the new shirts.

Tuma and Jess Hogg man­aged the Tuis side­line. Frances Hamil­ton do­nated new goalie gear, a goalie bag, balls, hel­met etc.

The team is thank­ful for this and for her con­tin­u­ing sup­port of the Eketa¯ huna club.

If there are any other women want­ing to join in or want more in­for­ma­tion about Eketa¯ huna’s Women’s hockey please con­tact Liesha Atkin­son lta.up@hot­mail.com. Sum­mer adult so­cial hockey be­gins at the Pahiatua turf on 16 Oc­to­ber for men and women. Con­tact Liesha or Bush Mul­ti­sport.

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