Director taking hockey clinics



CENTRAL Queensland Hockey regional coaching director Nolan Day will earn his keep when he hits Gladstone for five days starting today.

Day's visit to the harbour city is his first for 2006 and he can't wait to catch up with the Gladstone hockey fraternity.

'All my visits to Gladstone have a purpose and this one is no different, I am looking forward to coming down,' Day said.

'It is important to lay down some crucial groundwork for the upcoming season, so everything is in place when the season starts.'

During his stay, Day will work with Gladstone juniors in the CQ development squad, host an umpires' seminar, conduct a coaching session and take part in a goalkeepers workshop.

'We are covering a number of different topics which are going to make sure all the clubs, players, volunteers and umpires are ready to go,' he said.

Day will also help the clubs with the establishment of the Hook in 2 Hockey program which is similar to the AFL's Auskick program.

'The program has been a big hit in Mackay and we are hoping it goes just as well in Gladstone,' he said.

'The clubs are very keen for it to work and it is a program for the young kids who are just getting into hockey to have a bit of fun and enjoy.'



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