FIJI Sports Council Chairman Peter Mazey has revealed they are working on building an international standard hockey turf in Lautoka.
The National Hockey Centre in Suva is the only international standard turf in the South Pacific apart from Australia and New Zealand.
Speaking at the opening of the Marist Eastgate Memorial Hockey tournament in Suva yesterday, he said they wanted to give all sports in the country the best facilities possible.
He said while rugby, soccer and netball had enough grounds and courts, they were concentrating on minor sports in the country.
"We are looking at making more sports facilities around the country and on the list is another hockey court in Lautoka," Mazey said.
"We are trying to identify multi-uses of facilities and I think the hockey turf would be one of those."
He said handball was a sport that could be played on a hockey turf.
"Handball is an ideal sport to play on a hockey turf and I think Fijians would be perfect for handball.
"We are working on bringing that (handball) to Fiji."
Meanwhile, 11 men's and six women's teams are competing in the Eastgate Memorial tournament which is in its 19th year.
Competition official Peni Sigabalavu said their attempt to get overseas teams for the tournament proved futile.
"The men are playing for the Reginald Eastgate Memorial Trophy of which Ventures is the defending champion," he said.
"And the women are competing for the Dorothy Eastgate Memorial Trophy which is held by the Ventures women's side."
Both teams are on track to retain their respective titles following massive victories.
Competition continues today.
Friday: Womens: Marist 0 Stingers Fusion 0, Ventures 10 Hackers 0; Mens: Stingers 0 Marist White 2, Ventures II 1 Hackers 1, Ventures I 10 Bobcats 1, Marist Blue 0 Stingers Extreme 0, Stingers 6 Ventures II 0.
Yesterday: Womens: Stingers Fusion 2 Jetsetters 0, Ventures 4 Rebels 0, Marist 5 Jetsetters 0; Mens: Hackers 2 Rebels 2, Stingers Extreme 0 Falcons 1, Mates 3 Bobcats 0, Marist White 0 Hackers 0, Stingers 6 Rebels 1, Marist Blue 5 Bobcats 0, Mates 3 Falcons 0, Marist White 0 Rebels 0, Ventures I 6 Mates 0.