ELEVEN talented Moree youngsters will be honing their hockey skills during the June long-weekend.
The team of 11 under 11-year-old girls and boys will travel to Tamworth to compete in the York Cup - a development camp/tournament which aims to challenge the next generation of hockey players.
The tournament was named after Michael York, a former Olympic hockey player from Tamworth.
Moree Hockey Association member Sam Hickson said the day offers a great opportunity for improvement.
“It is fantastic for skill development as it’s played on a synthetic turf, which the kids love as it’s a lot less bouncy than grass,” she said.
Players travel from all over the state to compete in the tournament, including teams from Newcastle, Sydney and the coast.
A skills session is held on Saturday afternoon, followed by a tournament which runs on Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Monday.
Moree has been fielding teams in the tournament for about eight years, and last year the girls’ team came third in the Kim Small cup.
“It’s a great weekend, the kids love it and usually improve out of sight,” Mrs Hickson said.