Grafton women’s hockey stalwart Cheryl Kinnane is flanked by her husband Joe and her two sons, Tim and David, just after she was presented with her OAM for services to the sport.
Grafton women’s hockey stalwart Cheryl Kinnane is flanked by her husband Joe and her two sons, Tim and David, just after she was presented with her OAM for services to the sport.

Kinnane awarded OAM for sport

IT was wonderful to have a warm sunny day for hockey. At last it looks as though our glorious weather has returned.

Congratulations to Cheryl Kinnane who went to Sydney last week to be presented with her OAM.

Grafton High Teals (2) defeated Kylies Klassics (1) on the water last Saturday night in an exciting game of youth versus experience. Chloe Duroux, who kept on going like the ever-ready battery, scored first with great skill and determination.

This goal was followed by Alexandra Pate who flicked in a goal, testing new skills learnt at the rising stars camp during Easter holidays.

Kylies Klassics scored in the second half with Wendy Butcher slamming a beautiful shot straight in. It was an excellent game played by both teams on a cold night and the Teals were kindly reminded by Kylies that it was Mother's Day and they should pay their respects.

Grafton High Angelz (1) played Kylies Kasuals (4) in the afternoon. It was very hot and the umpires called for drinks breaks at quarter time, all the girls were all hanging out for that. Kim Steele scored the first goal of the game and she went on to get a hat-trick.

Annette Wren's goal came off the post and then she finished it with a reverse stick into the goal.

The young legs of Angelz were certainly on show and the girls seemed to have lots of energy.

Is it correct that cting president Trudy lost her car keys last Saturday?

Maybe she had heat stroke.

Village Angels lost 1-0 to the new look Mumma Bears. It was a fairly even game and Aleisha Kilduff scored for Bears.

Demons Tartans (1) Kylee Baker) d Grafton High Chillies (0).

Grafton High played a great attacking game, but they were unable to penetrate the Demons' defence. Tracy Buckman, as goalie, made some great saves for Demons.

We are still urgently seeking interested people to do Tech Bench on Wednesday nights for A grade.

This is a good way to watch the game up close and to assist with the competition, even if you can only do it every couple of weeks. This is a paid duty for those interested.

We would like all clubs participating in A grade to have someone register if possible.

The only eligibility criterion is that you must be affiliated with GWHA.

If you would like to enquire, or register, please contact Vickie Munns or Cheryl Kinnane.

Teams in AR1 are scheduled to play the washed out games from April 30 this Sunday.

All umpires need to check to see if they are rostered on to Sunday's games.

Grafton High will be fundraising this week. There will be a 100 club, a seafood raffle and a super dooper street stall and plant sale.

A good bargain will be had by all who attend.

Grafton High also has a box of training socks available for sale on Saturday for only $5 each (cheap as chips).

Look out for the GHS uniform on the day.

The umpires' committee have asked umpires to clarify the rules about taking a free hit in the attacking 25 metre area and taking a quick hit and run.

Please read the clarification which was included with this week's draw or ask Vickie, Cheryl, Teena McLaren, Jeanette Blair or Lyn Newby for advice.



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