Stratford Press - 2021-06-09


Junior teams take the field


Alyssa Smith

Junior hockey teams have enjoyed taking to the turf and playing hockey. Taranaki Hockey Umpire coach Glen Taylor says the Year 3/4 and 5/6 teams play on a Monday evening. “The Year 5-and-6 teams play on a half-field while the Year 3-and-4 teams play on a quarter-field. They’re all playing very well.” Glen says the games are umpired by youth umpires. “It’s great the kids are having a runaround but what is also important is promoting umpiring as a sport. At this age umpiring a game is a great way to develop a more in-depth knowledge of the game that can be used to a player’s advantage.”


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