Juniors to hit the pitch
Boyup Brook Hockey Council’s eagerly awaited junior season will begin this Saturday, after being delayed due to COVID-19.
The season will run for all of term 3, with a model for finals to be decided and four teams playing.
The Boyup Brook competition is unique, as players ranging from Years 4 to 10 compete together.
President Emma Fortune said she was excited for hockey to resume.
“I think the most exciting thing is that we are going back,” Fortune said.
“It’s fantastic to have a season, albeit a bit shorter, but we’ll just take it week by week and it is great to have the kids back on the field.
“We’ve had that many kids asking us is it going to happen and when is it happening?
“So it’s fabulous — they’re so excited, they can’t wait to get out there and play.”
Because of the absence of other junior sporting competitions, Fortune said they had picked up some extra players this season.
“We’ve turned out more players than we even anticipated three weeks ago,” she said.
Fortune’s daughter Lucy, 12, said she was looking forward to seeing her friends and for sport to start again.
“It’s been terrible without it,” Lucy said.
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