Hockey girls share skills as fundraiser

Last updated 12:01 12/07/2012

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Feilding High School's girl hockey players became coaches for three days to raise cash.

The high school players ran a three-day hockey training session for the region's primary school pupils last week at the school's turf.

The students had to come up with drills and run the sessions with the primary pupils themselves.

Participants, who came from throughout the Manawatu and Rangitikei, paid $20 for three two-hour coaching sessions from Thursday to Saturday.

The money is being put towards FAHS' trip to Thames in August for the national secondary schools hockey tournament.

Team manager Raewyn Beattie came up with the fundraising idea and said it had also served to help the FAHS girls with the game.

"It makes them think about what they have to do or how they have to do it," she said.

The idea had attracted a good amount of interest and even attracted some pupils who had never picked up a hockey stick before.

The team, who require about $600 each for the trip, have also been selling pizzas and are hosting a quiz.

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- Manawatu Standard

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