LGSHA’s hard work pays off with a healthy first prize

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LGSHA president Sam Brown.
Camera IconLGSHA president Sam Brown. Credit: Laurie Benson

Lower Great Southern Hockey Association have been recognised by Hockey WA, winning first prize in the Hockey for Health competition announced last week.

The LGSHA were one of three associations named as winners of the 2019 competition, after promoting key healthy eating and wellbeing messages and embracing the eight True Sport values.

The awards were in partnership with Healthway and True Sport.

LGSHA development officer Dinah Gordon said the award showed the hard work which has been put in by many over the past couple of years.

“This is great recognition for all the hard work our board and volunteers have undertaken throughout the last few years to become one of the best regional associations in WA,” she said.

“LGSHA are always aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of our members through delivering a fair, fun, inclusive and safe hockey competition which is underpinned by strong governance off the field.”

“Our volunteer base and work ethic has been outstanding and an example of where we are doing well, is the fact that we had 36 junior players ask to learn to umpire this year and give back to the sport, assisted by dedicated volunteer mentors to help them through this process.”

It is a big few months coming up for the LGSHA, currently in the process of getting a new hockey turf laid and they will continue the preparations for hosting the 2020 Australian Country Hockey Championships in August next year.

The LGSHA will hold their annual general meeting on Monday, December 2 from 7pm.

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