Giving it stick at tourney

WINNING DEFENCE: The Brady Bunch #2 in an earlier match against Smack My Pitch Up (in bibs). Picture: AMANDA NANO

The second annual Hackers and Slackers hockey tournament took place last Saturday at the Buco Park, in Bunkers Hill as 10 teams fought tackled for top honours.

Teams were made up of club current hockey players, at the club, premier league players and even some players who those that had not played the sport in a while.

Hosted jointly by Buffs Ladies and Men’s Hockey, the event aimed to serve as a fundraiser for the clubs.

“The aim of course is to have fun but also to take part in the tournament for the pure love of the sport. It’s also family oriented, encouraging the strengthening of bonds,” Buffs Ladies Hockey committee member Diane Shutte said.

Teams played six games each in a fun yet competitive 7-a-side tournament.

One team, Stutter-What, even came all the way from Stutterheim to participate.

Shutte said as one of their methods of ensuring fairness is that no more than two premier league-playing men are allowed on the field at one time.

The tournament saw youngsters participate, such as Selborne College’s Keagon Mnyaka, who was recently selected to the under-16 SA High Performance hockey squad.

After a process of elimination, the tournament saw The Brady Bunch #2 play a close game against with Wounded Warriors. The Brady Bunch won the game 2-1.

Shutte said they aimed to have some more fundraisers later in 2019.

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