The Regional Super League hockey competition will continue following a meeting held on Monday.MATTHEW GALEA June 27, 2014 3:10am
Strikers’ Tim Scholz and his fellow Goulburn Valley Hockey Association players will still be playing in Regional Super League next year and beyond.
Hockey’s Regional Super League will continue after talks were held this week about the competition’s viability.
The competition brings A-grade sides together from Goulburn Valley Hockey Association and Hockey Central Victoria to offer a broader competition than what is available in the district associations.
A lack of numbers on the RSL commission saw the competition modified this year, with a seven-round season without finals being played out, finishing last weekend.
GVHA secretary Gail Keady said Monday night’s meeting had delivered a positive outcome for the future of the RSL.
‘‘We’ll go back to a one-round draw next year with finals, but in 2016 we’re going to try and play a full home-and-away series,’’ Keady said.
‘‘That will depend on both executive committees signing off on it, but that’s the hope.
‘‘We had a few problems this year and some games had to be moved or cancelled from their traditional Sunday to Saturday, but it’s looking like it’s going to continue.’’
Echuca-Moama coach Mick Gulson, whose side won the men’s competition at the weekend, was delighted with the outcome after expressing disappointment at the lack of finals this season.
‘‘We’ll get a plaque and hopefully a pennant, which we can hang up for winning it this season,’’ Gulson said.
‘‘It didn’t feel like there was much incentive this season and the competition looked like it was going to fold, but hopefully we can get it back to what it was.’’
Gulson said the competition played a crucial role in player development in the region.
‘‘I think the general consensus at the meeting was one of, ‘how can we let this slip?’
‘‘The feeling is that without this competition, hockey in the GV and in Central Victoria will slip, and we can’t afford to let that happen.
‘‘It creates opportunities and pathways and offers a stronger, broader competition than what you get from just the local association.’’
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