Wallaroos rule Maryborough Hockey
HOCKEY: Wallaroos will enter its 75th year as the undisputed rulers of Maryborough hockey after arguably its most successful grand final days in history.
The club suffered a small decline in numbers, echoing the struggles in participation experienced in most local sports, but the blue-and-whites certainly did not lose anything as far as quality is concerned.
Wallaroos entered the final week of the Maryborough District Hockey Association's season with 10 teams set to play grand finals.
They won eight, including the Division 1 double - both big wins against Granville.
Wallaroos president Karen Birt said the widespread success would be a feather in the cap as the club prepares to celebrate its 75th.
"It will be great to be able to walk in to the anniversary with (the premierships," Birt said.
"At the start of the season we were down on players but we have a lot of talent in our teams.
"It is across the board. People are time and money poor these days, they don't generally want to dedicate a day to hockey any more. I don't know how we're going to turn it around but we have to.
"Hockey's been such a strong sport in Maryborough."
The club will celebrate its players at the banquet on Saturday night, held at the Carriers Arms.
Birt called for past players to contact the club ahead of its 75th anniversary function on Easter Weekend next year.
Phone Karen Birt on 0428 375 235.