Livermore to compete in memorial tournament

HOCKEY: As the cobwebs are dusted from sticks and the strings on goals tightened the heralding of a new Grafton hockey season has come.

The annual Mike Rowe-Dawn Scott Memorial pre-season hockey tournament returns to the Clarence Valley Regional Hockey Complex this weekend but with a twist in the way it is being run.

This year A-grade competitions will be decided in full-side games, whereas B-grade matches will be played as seven-a-side contests which have become accustomed with the tournament.

Australian Olympic gold medallist Brent Livermore will be competing in the tournament and he brings with him a strong side from Labrador in Queensland.

Another former Grafton hockey player Jamie Want who has since relocated to Redcliffe will also be bringing a side from north of the border down to the carnival.

"I am very excited to host the Mike Rowe-Dawn Scott Memorial carnival," Grafton Hockey Association president Lyn Newby said. "I know a few of the local men's sides have been back in training ahead of the tournament and are greatly looking forward to the challenge.

"For the women I know a few of the younger girls have been getting out on the training field. For some women it will be the first time they have touched a stick since last season so there will be a few sore muscles around the traps after this."



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