ALL FIRED UP: Daniel McClure, Lisa Grady, Tracey Calis, Tarryn Job and Wayne Chapman happily wearing their team colours.
ALL FIRED UP: Daniel McClure, Lisa Grady, Tracey Calis, Tarryn Job and Wayne Chapman happily wearing their team colours. Paul Braven GLA110317HOCKEYSEASO

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

Today

A2 WOMEN

Souths v Sparks 6.30pm - turf

Meteors v Crocs 7.45pm - turf

A2 MEN

Yaralla v Meteors 6.30pm - field 3

Souths v Sparks 7.45pm - field 3

Tomorrow

ROOKEY 7

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

U13 girls

Yaralla v Crocs 8.30am - turf

Crocs v Meteors 10.30am - field 3

U12 mixed

Yaralla Black v Souths 8.30am - field 3

Crocs v Yaralla Red 10.30am - field 1

Meteors v Sparks 10.30am - turf

U16 mixed

Sparks Green v Sparks Gold 9.30am - turf

Souths v Meteors 11.30am - turf

ROOKEY 9

Meteors Black v Yaralla 9.30am - field 1A

Souths v Sparks 9.30am - field 1B

Crocs v Meteors 9.30am - field 3

A3 women

Yaralla v Sparks 1.30pm - turf

Souths v Meteors 2.50pm - turf

A1 women

Souths v Meteors 4.30pm - turf

A1 men

Sparks v Meteors 5.50pm - turf



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