Hookin2Hockey – Olympics countdown

DREAMING OF GOLD: If your kids dream of playing for the Hockeyroos or the Kookaburras like Kieran Govers (pictured) the Hookin2Hockey Olympic Clinic could be a good place to start. Photo Hockey AustraliaAs the countdown to the chase for Hockey gold at the London 2012 Olympics continues, so too does the countdown to the next school holidays. Parents looking for ways to keep their children busy over the holidays should consider the Hookin2Hockey Olympic Clinic, to be held at the Bernie Regan Hockey Complex in North Nowra on Wednesday 11 and Thursday, July 12.The Hookin2Hockey clinic, for children aged 5-15, will be run by qualified Hockey NSW staff supported by Shoalhaven Hockey. The clinic will have an Olympic theme and has been developed by Hockey NSW to encourage children to give hockey a go and improve their skills through fun games in a safe environment. To find out more visit www.hockeynsw南京夜网.au and fill out a registration form, or visit Shoalhaven Hockey at www.shoalhavenhockey.org.auIf your children want a taste of hockey before the school holidays, why not come down to the Bernie Regan Hockey Complex and join the Shoalhaven Hockey Minkey program from 8:30 – 9:30am on Saturday mornings. The Minkey program is for 5 – 9 year olds, and features a mix of skills, games and fun to encourage Shoalhaven’s kids to make hockey their winter sport. It’s a great way for your kids to learn new skills, have fun, and keep fit, at just $30 for the season.After giving Minkey a try, players and parents can stay on for the morning and watch the action, with the junior competition getting underway at 9.30am. In a top of the competition ladder clash, Bluejays Navy will be looking to cement their number one position against the City Juniors, who will fancy their chances of causing an upset.At 10.45am, Bluejays Sky take on St Georges Basin Whites, with both teams looking for a win to stay in the chase for a top four finish. At midday, the improving Allsorts outfit will lay down the challenge to the St Georges Basin Reds, whose form has been patchy of late. They will need to be at their best to keep Allsorts at bay.The women’s competition follows the juniors at 1.30pm, with Shoalhaven Heads looking to build on their good win last week. However, Bluejays will be keen to assert their authority by repelling the Heads’ challenge, to maintain their position at the top of the competition ladder. The other women’s game at 3pm sees the Allsorts club’s Orange and Green teams (who share third place on the competition ladder) battle it out for bragging rights and move ahead of their intra-club rivals.In the men’s competition at 4.30pm, Allsorts will have fresh legs after a restful long weekend, and fancy their chances of keeping up with the youthful Burrawang outfit, which, on their day, has the knack of finishing off their chances. At 6pm St Georges Basin will enjoy their intra-club challenge, with the teams tipped to be evenly matched, and the youngsters in the Whites fired up to challenge the more seasoned Reds team.The final game for the day will be well worth the wait, with competition leaders Bluejays up against Kangaroo Valley, who are tipped to be the big improvers in the second half of the season. The Valley were on fire last week, with their new recruit adding some real goal scoring potential to their front line. Bluejays, who are renowned for their solid defence, will test Valley, and look to come home strongly in the second half to secure a win.So, as the chance to cheer on the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos as they challenge for Olympic gold in London approaches, come down to the Bernie Regan Hockey Complex this Saturday to see some local hockey action.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.