Hockey player turned TV star


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Recently, an international survey rated Australian men as the World's Worst Husbands. This was obviously picked up by all the major Australian media services, including the evening news broadcasts.

Thanks to the promotions running prior to the news, I was lucky enough to have a little advance notice of this item, and recorded it.

Why you may ask? Simple really, it features a prominent member of our Veterans Hockey community!

Now, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can check out the video below, and have a laugh. I am sure the player concerned will be more than happy to accept a little gentle ribbing from the rest of us!

What I want to know is, where was the plug for Sydney Veterans Hockey?

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Grand-Final draw released


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The Sydney Veterans Hockey committee have released the draw for the 2009 Grand-Finals, and the match details can be found in our fixtures list.

Full details on the matches, teams and playing conditions can be found here on the Sydney Veterans Hockey website.

Upsets a features of the semi-finals


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The grand finalists for the 2009 Sydney Veterans Hockey competition have been decided, and upsets, or almost upsets, were the feature of the day.

In The C Division semi-finals, Glebe continued their dominance of the competition, but were made to work very hard by Sydney Uni, who held them out until very late in the match. Glebe's 1-0 victory gave them a spot in the Grand Final, where they will meet Northern Districts, who finished a distant third to Southern Highlands in the round-robin, but proved too strong on the day, winning 4-1.

In the B Division, Macarthur had gone through the season undefeated, two draws being the only blemish on their record. However in the semi-final, Sydney Uni, last years beaten finalist showed they were not going to go without a fight. Taking the lead early in the first half, Sydney Uni withstood tremendous pressure, before conceding an equaliser with 15 minutes to go in the match

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Busy time of year

You would think that as we approach the end of the season, that one's hockey commitments would ease off a bit leading into summer. But let me tell you, that is not the case at the moment.

At the time of writing, according to my calculations, I still have 17 games to play between now and the 20th October (assuming I make the finals in the club, Nationals and the World Masters Games competitions of course LOL)

But those of us who play hockey well into our later years will testify that it is the availability of quality competition, along with the companionship that keeps driving us to turn up each week, in some cases attend training, and travelling to all parts of the country (or the World for some of us)

Best wishes to everyone who may still be competing in any of the hockey competitions scheduled to be held in the next 8 weeks. May your bodies hold true, and may the best man win!

See you for a beer someone near a hockey field!

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