Underage Blitz Report

November 8, 2018

Greenfields were delighted with the Under 8, Under 10 and the Under 12 blitz  held on Saturday Nov. 22nd. The Weather stayed fine and everyone in Greenfields helped to make it a really successful afternoon of hockey.  Seven Under 8 teams took to the pitch along with twenty one teams of Under 10s.
All teams played the Fun 4 format. Teams from Greenfields, Galway Hockey club, Athlone and Kinvara took part. It was a hive of activity, colours, big  smiles and happy players. 
A very quick turnaround saw the pitch converted to Super Six format.  
Twenty one Under 12 teams were represented. It was a tight squeeze to ensure every team had 3 games but we managed it!
A final count estimated that almost 260 played over the course of the afternoon. Its amazing how many players you can fit on one pitch! 
Very good hockey was displayed by all teams. While it was a fun event, all players were very competitive and put great energy into each match. A special thanks to Greenfields  Coaches Sorcha and Ruth who organised the umpire and teams. A huge thanks to all the parents and especially all the junior umpires and coaches who showed their maturity in ensuring all players had a successful afternoon. 
The Tea Ladies ( Finola and Clare) were on hand to ensure we kept up our stamina until dark! Lots of our Senior players called in to check out the talent and they were very impressed. They know there are lots of young players on the way up! The future of hockey is alive & well!