PLANS are being hatched to make the game of hockey a hit in Springfield and Redbank Plains by establishing a new club to services the growing regions.
Ipswich Hockey Association will finalise plans for a new club at a management committee meeting in September and plans to start recruiting players in Term 4.
There will also be a series of “come and try” days next February with the aim of fielding mixed under-5s, 7s and 9s teams in the 2013 program.
Brisbane Hockey Association development co-ordinator Phil Jackwitz is leading hockey’s charge on the region and his son Steele Jackwitz, 6, and his mates Tyler Brown, 6, and Aiden Yates, 7, hope to be among the first to sign on.
Mr Jackwitz received in principal support for the creation of a new club and is “very close” to having those plan realised.
The yet-to-be-named club’s catchment would include the rapidly expanding suburbs of Greater Springfield, Redbank Plains and Ripley Valley.
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