SEASON START HOCKEY TIME
HOCKEY: After months of pre-season training, it's all systems go for round one of the Gladstone and Districts Hockey Association.
The A2 men and women play tonight with four matches, while it's an early start tomorrow for several junior teams.
The A1 men's competition will only feature two teams, reigning premiers Sparks and runner-up Meteors.
They will play each other in the first two rounds of the competition - the first tomorrow evening.
Sparks and Meteors meet again next weekend before the start of the Central Queensland extended competition on April 1.
Sparks coach Jason Burns said his team would use the local matches to fine-tune ahead of the CQ season.
"These games are still for local points and we are getting ready also for the CQ season,” Burns said.
The coach said Sparks had picked up a handy player who would add more fire-power.
"We picked up Liam Callaghan from Brisbane via Rockhampton and he got a job here in Gladstone as a teacher,” Burns said.
The program for the competition is still to be finalised, but will include Rockhampton-based teams.
The round's feature match is tomorrow night at 4.30pm between A1 women sides Souths and Meteors.
FIXTURES DRAW ROUND ONE
Souths v Sparks 6.30pm - turf
Meteors v Crocs 7.45pm - turf
Yaralla v Meteors 6.30pm - field 3
Souths v Sparks 7.45pm - field 3
Yaralla Black v Yaralla Red 8.30am - field 1 A
Souths v Sparks 8.30am - field 1 B
Meteors v Crocs 8.30am - field 1C
Yaralla v Crocs 8.30am - turf
Crocs v Meteors 10.30am - field 3
Yaralla Black v Souths 8.30am - field 3
Crocs v Yaralla Red 10.30am - field 1
Meteors v Sparks 10.30am - turf
Sparks Green v Sparks Gold 9.30am - turf
Souths v Meteors 11.30am - turf
Meteors Black v Yaralla 9.30am - field 1A
Souths v Sparks 9.30am - field 1B
Crocs v Meteors 9.30am - field 3
Yaralla v Sparks 1.30pm - turf
Souths v Meteors 2.50pm - turf
Souths v Meteors 4.30pm - turf
Sparks v Meteors 5.50pm - turf