16 January, 2023
Hockey signs off on successful year
IT was a good year for the Atherton Tableland Hockey Association as the club had teams play in a host of different competitions around the region from their own winter competition to beach hockey in Port Douglas, a master’s competition and more.
In the club’s own senior winter competition in early 2022, it was the Strikers who came out on top as premiers followed by the Shooters, then by RCG Redbacks and finally GnT’s.
Several of the U13 girls joined with the Douglas Hockey Association to play in the Queensland U13 championship in July while a month earlier in June, a selection of hockey veterans played in the Queensland Masters Championship, with team two finishing fourth overall in their division whole team one played off for first place and brought home the bacon.
In October three teams from Atherton, two junior and one senior, competed in the yearly beach hockey competition hosted by Douglas Hockey.
The Fire junior side finished fourth in their pool whilst Crocs made the finals but were unable to take home the first place trophy, the senior ATown team finished fourth after narrowly losing in their final match.
Following on, Carrie de Brueys and Annette Berry-Porter competed in the National Women's Masters competition and played an amazing week and a half of hockey.
To cap off the year Atherton Hockey hosted their summer sixes competition with four junior teams, four senior teams and six senior social teams.
The finals were held at the start of December with Doddsballs winning the serious senior competition, B1 taking home the social and Red Team winning the junior competition.
The club has expressed its heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the countless volunteers, committee members, supporters and players who continue to support the Atherton Tableland Hockey Association.