Arrows/Athletics hockey players Paul Green, Krysten Green and Martin Green. The club is looking for more players.
Arrows/Athletics hockey players Paul Green, Krysten Green and Martin Green. The club is looking for more players. Mike Knott

Arrows/Athletics needs young blood

ARROWS/ATHLETICS has appealed to new and existing hockey players to sign the club's team register and help bolster its dwindling senior men's ranks.

Seasoned Arrows/Athletics men's campaigner Paul Green said the club was desperate for some young blood to revitalise an aging core of senior male players.

"A lot of the younger fellows have either decided to leave town, or have decided not to play anymore, so it's been sort of left up to the older generation," he said.

Last year, the club was only able to include a men's team in the second tier of the competition because of a lack of interest from players.

The absence of a first division team has created a worrying roadblock on the development paths of promising young Arrows/Athletics campaigners.

"There's a couple of good young players who have been playing reserves but are probably ready to step up to the next level," he said.

"As it is now there's nothing there for them."

Green said the club had established a proud reputation during a 70-year history in Bundaberg.

"We're a family-orientated club and we're quite a social club," he said.

"Arrows have a really healthy culture, with a lot of vibrant and hard-working people," he said.

For more information on becoming involved with Arrows/Athletics, phone 0413 294 324.



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