PNG hockey players shed tears over Pan Pacs players’ generosity

Papua New Guinea-born Brisbane resident Dawn English (46) was brought to tears when she learned the Gold Coast Hockey Association was arranging donations of playing equipment to PNG children.

A bit of this and a bit of that makes these hats

ONE of the marvellous aspects of this years’ Pan Pacific Masters Games is the effort teams and players are putting in to show their true colours.

No pain, no game for tough hockey girls

With a hard and fast ball whizzing around the field, ferocious women running you down and only a wooden stick to defend yourself, women’s hockey at the Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games can only be described with one word; fierce.

Crazy hats unite Bitzers for a bit of fun

The Gold Coast Bitzers flaunted their signature pink and black hats on the first day of hockey at the Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games. The Bitzers are a collaboration of women from various Gold Coast hockey clubs who wear the hats to signify the new team bond.

Golden Eagles soar from Papua New Guinea to the Gold Coast

The ladies from the Golden Eagles may be from Papua New Guinea (PNG) but they are not strangers to the Gold Coast or the Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games. The team compete together in a local hockey competition in PNG and have made several trips to Australia for various masters competitions since 2006.

Forces clash on the hockey field

Rock solid defence was everywhere at the Labrador hockey fields when police officers and players from the Australian Defence Force met at the Pan Pacific Masters Games (3 – 11 November) on Wednesday. Denis Paice, 45, was preparing for the …

Papua New Guinea Golden Eagles soaring to a gold medal

More than 200 competitors at this year’s Pan Pacific Masters Games (3 – 11 November) on the Gold Coast will come from Papua New Guinea including the Golden Eagles who are looking to soar to a gold medal in women’s …