Oamaru to host festival of hockey

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Southern Hockey and the North Otago Hockey Association have announced that Oamaru has been selected to host the Festival of Hockey next year.

The Festival of Hockey is a tournament to which South Island hockey associations send their under-13 representative and development teams.

The competition will attract players from around the South Island, which, along with their parents and support staff, should bring several hundred people to Oamaru during the first week of October in the school holidays.

The event will also benefit from the new hockey pavilion, currently under construction alongside the Network Waitaki North Otago Artificial Turf.

The planned dates for the Festival of Hockey are:

Boys:

Saturday, October 3 to 5.

Girls:

Tuesday, October 6 to 8.

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: JAMES FORD – The new pavilion alongside the Network Waitaki North Otago Artificial Turf will offer changing facilities and bathrooms.