Tim Grevell (right) of Wallaroos and his brother Aaron of Granville Tigers will be playing each other in the Feathers Cup in memory of their father Peter.
Tim Grevell (right) of Wallaroos and his brother Aaron of Granville Tigers will be playing each other in the Feathers Cup in memory of their father Peter. Valerie Horton

Feathers lives on with Cup

PETER Grevell loved watching his sons Aaron and Tim play hockey against each other.

They will be doing that again today when Wallaroos take on Granville Tigers in the Maryborough District Hockey Association A1 competition.

It will be the first time Peter won’t be there cheering from the sidelines though.

Peter, or “Feathers” as he was known because of his love of racing pigeons, died after losing a battle with prostate cancer in May. He was only 59.

But you can be sure his memory will live on at the Woodstock St grounds whenever Wallaroos and Granville collide in the years to come.

The teams will play for the inaugural Feathers Cup today, of which his sons are extremely proud.

Both are keen to win and get their hands on the trophy too.

Tim, 23, said he was sure his father would be watching the game.

“Dad wouldn’t miss it for anything,” said Tim, who will be wearing the blue and white of Wallaroos.

“He always watched us play and it won’t be any different this time.

“I am sure he’ll be cheering for Wallaroos but saying that, I am certain he’ll be just as proud if Aaron and his team win.”

Aaron agreed.

“This game will be tough for us both with not having Dad here to cheer us on,” he said.

“He will be there though – he’ll be excited and proud like he always was.

“You can be sure that both of us will be giving it our all for him like we’ve always done and we’ll leave nothing in the tank.

“Besides, I cannot let Tim win,” he laughed.

Cheryll Brown from the Maryborough District Hockey Association believed the Feathers Cup was a fitting way to remember Peter.

“Pete loved nothing more than to have a beer and proudly watch his two boys play hockey,” Brown said.

“He was a long-serving member of the MDHA for many, many years and this is a great way to keep him in our thoughts.”

The game starts at 4.50pm.



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