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2 October, 2021

Beach meets hockey sticks

AUSTRALIA’S only “Sandy Sticks” Beach Hockey Tournament is taking off in the Douglas Shire next month, with teams from across the Tablelands ready to compete.

By Ellie Fink

The ‘Sandy Sticks” Beach Hockey Tournament takes off next month .

AUSTRALIA’S only “Sandy Sticks” Beach Hockey Tournament is taking off in the Douglas Shire next month, with teams from across the Tablelands ready to compete. 

The unique event hosted by Douglas Hockey Association and Beach Hockey Australia has become a regular event on the Port Douglas calendar, with over 200 people expected to attend. Douglas Hockey Association President Greg Mill said that he is excited for a strong tournament this year. 

“This is the second year we are hosting this event and we have great hopes for a strong turnout at Four Mile Beach,” he said. 

“This is the only event of its type in Australia and we are excited to bring it to one of the country's most well known beaches.

“We have regional teams attending from Atherton, Townsville, Cairns and Cooktown competing against the best players from the Douglas Shire and a jam-packed program of events.” 

Matches will be running from 9am to 4pm on October 16 2021, follow presentations and awards and a barbecue. For the full program and more information go to the Douglas Hockey Facebook Page https://www.facebook. com/Douglashockeyassociation

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