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Hockey Masters thwacking at Goonellabah

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The 2018 Men’s Masters Australian Championships is underway in Lismore and Ballina with 14 divisions vying for gold in hockey’s biggest domestic participation event.

The Queensland 70+ men’s team looking calm and collected before winning their match against WA 3–0 on Monday.

Running from Friday September 21 to this Saturday, October 6, the Men’s Masters Australian Championships bring together 85 teams and more than 1,800 participants from across the country, including athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials, with in excess of 300 games of hockey being played over the course of the event.

Goonellabah will host about 200 matches on their two pitches, with Ballina Hockey Club to host around 100 matches.

This year’s Men’s Masters includes nine age divisions, from 35+ to 75+, and 14 separate divisions, with all participants enjoying the chance to play a game they love – some since they were little tackers – and the opportunity to rep for their state and catch up with buddy and foe alike.

The 2018 Women’s Masters is currently underway in Bunbury and Busselton. That event runs from Thursday September 27 to Saturday October 6.

Echonetdaily visited Goonellabah on Monday to catch some of the over 70s action and there is plenty more to  come – in particular the 70+ blokes have their semis tomorrow and the final at 11.15am on Saturday.

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