Article supplied by WeAreCanterbury
Hockey in the Hurunui District has had a massive boost with the official opening of a $450,000 multi turf at Amuri Area School last week.
The half turf, which will suit six-a-side hockey and sports such as futsal, has been in the pipeline for the past two years thanks to some passionate parents and a supportive principal.
Amuri Area School principal James Griggs said he was approached by some school parents who wanted to provide more opportunities for people to play hockey in the area.
“These parents were really passionate about growing the sport and providing opportunities for our students and the community to get involved in hockey.”
Lourdes Mones-Cazon, a former representative player from Argentina was one of the driving forces behind the project. The mother of seven had played for Waikato while living in the region, but after moving to Culverden discovered there were no opportunities for her and her family to play the sport she loved.
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