Top teams clash

ROCKEFELLERS and Marist will defend their respective titles during the Medica Pacifica/Williams & Gosling-sponsored Mates Hockey Championship which starts at the Nadovu grounds in Lautoka this morning.

The Mates Hockey Championship is the longest club hockey tournament in the Western Division entering its 28th year.

Former champions Ventures from Suva, Rebels of Nadi, Blue Star from Lautoka and Naidrodro from Ba are among the top seeds.

Rockefellers will defend the men’s title while Marist (Suva) will defend the women’s title.

The championship’s director Fergus Underwood said eight men’s team and six women’s teams would be participating.

Underwood said Sugar Sticks was a new team that would participate in the event.

“We are grateful to Bhoo Gautam for sponsoring the event again,” he said.

“Rockefellers will have the services of Marcus Hicks, Tommy Zoing and Ilaisa Veidreyaki while Marist (Suva) will have Ana Finau. There are eight men’s teams and six women’s teams.”

Former members of the Mates club who reside in Australia and New Zealand are also supporting the event.

Men’s: Pool A: Rockefellers, Mates, Marist, Sugar Sticks; Pool B: Blue Star, Rebels, Ventures, Naidrodro.

Women’s: Pool A: Marist, Mates, Blue Star; Pool B: Ventures, Tokalau, Rebels.

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