Hockey skills on show

Port Pirie and Districts Hockey Association sent a large contigent, some of whom are pictured above, to Port Lincoln at the October long weekend.
Port Pirie and Districts Hockey Association sent a large contigent, some of whom are pictured above, to Port Lincoln at the October long weekend.

Port Pirie and Districts Hockey Association displayed their talent at Port Lincoln on the October long weekend.

Many Port Pirie families enjoyed the trip and the camaraderie of a highly successful event for Port Pirie.

The under 18 boys, under 18 girls and under 15 girls won the tournament in a solid display of skill.

In each of these grades players exceeded expectations and combined well as a team.

Adam Jackson from Redhill was voted Most Valuable Player of the finals and captained the victorious under 18 boys team.

His great mate Deon Smith was outstanding as well.

The Under 18 girls only conceded two goals for the whole tournament which is testament to their solid performances.

Coaching was performed with cunning and guile by Matt Van Giesen and everyone had fun from this side of the gulf.

Most Valuable Player of the final was won by Jordan Ganley.

The under 15 girls team was coached by Danica Manfield who was able to get the very best out of this group of players.

Players of the Tournament for Port Pirie and Districts were;

Under 13 Boys

Jackson Whittaker

Under 13 Girls

Alyssa Ganley

Under 15 Boys

Charlie Webb

Under 15 Girls

Brianna Demarco

Under 18 Boys

Deon Smith

Under 18 Girls

Alana Zubrinich

Under 15 boys and both under 13 sides got to the finals and learned a lot from playing in such a tournament.

The barbecue on Saturday was an outstanding success which catered for 130 players and families form the Pirie area.

We are all looking forward to going to Victor Harbor next year.

Many volunteers worked hard to ensure we were all accommodated and looked after, and deserve praise for organising.

It is great to see so much given by coaches and volunteers to make these events work so well.