THE Australian Masters Hockey side will be making a historic tour to Fiji later this month.
Easter Fives tournament director, Milli Smith told Times Sport, the Masters will not only play games but conduct clinics and workshops as well.
She said the side will arrive in Fiji on April 21 and leave on the 27 of the same month.
"Their tour was one of the reasons we decided to revive our Master grade as well," Smith said.
"The Master grade consists of players that are over the age of 35 and that is why we had the Suva Masters team competing in the Easter Fives tournament," she said.
"This competition is a warm-up for the Masters team as they will compete later this month with the Australian Masters."
She said the Australian Masters will also be visiting school to conduct clinics with the school children. "They intend to carry out umpiring clinics with our umpires and they will also train our technical officials."
"During their stay they will assist with the development of the sport at grassroots level as they will conduct clinics and workshops with school children in different schools." Smith said the tour will be very beneficial for the Fiji Hockey Federation as this is the first time the Australian Masters are visiting Fiji.
"This is a positive step as we are always looking at ways to further develop and increase the knowledge of our umpires and technical officials."
"Also the school children who will be involved in the clinics and workshops will get an indepth insight into hockey," she said.