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Australian masters help youths

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

THE Australian women's hockey masters over 45 side is in the country for a week-long tour.

The side has returned after a lapse of two years and team manager Gretchen Gamble said the visit was to help with the development of the sport in the country.

"We want to help develop and bring the sport back up because Fiji used to be very strong in the hockey some time back," she said.

"We are happy we have built a good relationship with Tai Smith (Fiji Hockey Federation development officer) and the main idea is to develop the juniors to come up."

The side will run a clinic today with the Fiji U18 team that has qualified for the Youth Olympic Games that will be held in Nanjing, China in August.

"We had a bit of a game with them as practise on Monday and they are looking very promising.

"You (Fiji) are going to have a top national team in the years to come."

Gamble said the side would also present hockey gear to Fiji to help with development among the youth.








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