Young hockey stars were treated to a day of fun at Busselton Hockey Club earlier this month in lieu on a postponed championship. Hockey WA were forced to cancel their annual year 11/12 club championships this year because of a lack of numbers, leaving player high and dry but eager for competition. In the hope of making up for the cancelled competition, Busselton Hockey hosted their own club carnival with a couple of scratch matches and skills competitions. Given only the Busselton team was present, the call was put out to other local players to come down and join the fun, with an overwhelming response supplying enough players to make up two separate games. Despite the large numbers, only one goalkeeper attended the day with coach Rob Whirledge gearing up himself, taking to the field to fill the position the. Alongside the two matches a series of skills competitions were also held, with a festive Easter twist. Players could try their luck at a rather tedious obstacle course, requiring them to unwrapping a tiny Easter egg wearing gloves and swimming goggles, hit a ball through a caterpillar tunnel before sending it over a blow up beach volleyball net so an added challenge. Volunteer Kylie Callow said it was a great day on all fronts. “It was such a fun day I’m glad we could do something for the kids after having their competition cancelled, plus it is great to have a little bit of hockey action this week with no round this week due to Easter,” she said. “Everyone seemed to have much fun and despite the competition, they all played in the spirit of the day, with Hockey being the winner.” The Busselton Hockey league will return this Thursday for the Anzac round, with the additional junior competition set to start shortly after the school holidays.