Back into it

Photos: Christine O'Connor
Photos: Christine O'Connor
The club winter sporting season got fully under way yesterday about 2½ months late.

Covid-19 has wiped out all sport since mid-March and, although teams could train in gatherings of 10 over the past couple of weeks, physical distancing was still required.

But those rules were loosened last Friday and teams were fully back into work yesterday with fields, courts and turfs all played on. Most sports will return to playing over the next few weeks with many having a shortened season, finishing near the end of September.

Top: King’s High School coach Tony Kramers takes practice while Jacob De Glifford (14, left) looks to make progress at Bathgate Park yesterday. Bottom: St Hilda’s Collegiate hockey players (from left) Anna Carswell (14), Charlotte Paterson (14), Renee Willis (14), Molly Smith (14), Chloe Deerness (14), Jess Wilden (15) and Erin Willis (15) get ready to play in a school trial at the McMillan Hockey Centre yesterday.

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