Representative hockey updates


Grafton is looking for enthusiastic players turning 40 or over this season to sign up for the Over 40/45s Men’s Masters Championship to be held in Tamworth at the end of April. Masters hockey provides an opportunity to players of all abilities to play some representative hockey, have some fun and make some new mates. For anyone interested, please contact Alf Groves via Grafton Hockey Association.

Women’s Masters nominations are also due. Please see Facebook information for details.


Grafton Hockey Association is calling for nominations for Under 18 boys and Under 15 boy’s representative teams. The Under 18 State Championships will be held in Illawarra on May 14-16. The Under 15s Championships will be hosted by New England on May 28-30. Expressions of interest should be directed to the GHA rep committee via email. See GHA website for details.

National Championships

The Under 15 and Under 18 National Championships are currently being held in Launceston & Bathurst respectively. Grafton Hockey Association has several players competing at this high level. Martina Williams’ NSW State Under 15 team is tracking well with 3 wins and 1 draw to be sitting top of their pool.

Rhys Cropper and Tyler Gaddes are part of the Under 18 NSW State team. They have had 2 from 3 wins and will have to work hard to finish in finals contention with games still to play against the strongest teams in their pool.

In the Under 18 Women’s Championship in Launceston, the Ensbey sisters Mackenna & Ashleigh, have had mixed results in their respective teams, with a win, draw and loss apiece.


Angie Day