The under-11-year-olds attended a training session on Saturday morning and then competed as a mixed team in the round-robin style tournament on Sunday and Monday.
Teams travelled from all over New South Wales to participate, some from as far as Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast.
Team manager Louise Hattenfels said for the Moree hockey players, it was a chance to gain experience playing on synthetic courts.
“We played seven games on the synthetic fields and two indoor hockey games at the indoor sports dome which were the highlight of the weekend for our children,” Hattenfels said.
Hattenfels said more of the school competitions were moving to synthetic courts, so experience on these courts would help the players as they moved up through the hockey competitions.
“We had a fantastic weekend away and although we didn’t get in to the placings for our pool, our team improved in skills with each game that we played,” Hattenfels said.
“All our players also gained skills from the coaching clinic on Saturday morning, which included sessions on nutrition and hydration as well.”
Hattenfels extended thanks to team coach Sam Hickson, and Chris McCulloch from Timbumburi who stepped in to play goalie with the Moree team.
“We also would like to thank the parents for taking their children to Tamworth for this terrific opportunity. And thanks to Tamworth Hockey Association for a great tournament.”