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Eastgate Hockey Tournament Turns 24

One of the country’s biggest hockey event the Marist Eastgate Memorial Tournament will be celebrating its 24th anniversary. The tournament has been sponsored by Geotech Drilling International and will be
19 Sep 2018 11:00
Eastgate Hockey Tournament Turns 24
Maxine Brown of Ventures Hockey Club who are going to play in the women’s competition of the Marist Eastgate Memorial tournament at the National Hockey Centre in Suva Photo: Paul Fraiser

One of the country’s biggest hockey event the Marist Eastgate Memorial Tournament will be celebrating its 24th anniversary.

The tournament has been sponsored by Geotech Drilling International and will be from September 28-30 at the National Hockey Centre in Suva.

Tournament organiser Paul Fraiser said they are hoping to attract 14 teams.

“We’re urging teams to register and specta­tors to come out in numbers to witness some of the best hockey players in Fiji take the court,” he said.

Fraiser added that for the tournament they will try to include kaji hockey as well.

“Since its inception, the tournament has been a highlight on the Fiji Hockey Federa­tion calendar,” he said.

“There is no tournament bigger than this in Fiji and the main focus is for everybody to enjoy. The tournament will be exciting and come semi-finals and finals we expect to see spectacular action from the best hockey players in the country.

“The Marist Club will showcase six players under the age of 18 in New Zealand and a Barbarian side made up of former national reps,” he said.

Fraiser added three best players in the tournament will be able to get a chance to secure a School Hockey scholarship in New Zealand.

“Over the years we have sent players over­seas and they have done very well and they have all represented Auckland in the Nation­al Hockey League,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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