Veteran Geoff gets a run-out in Paris

MEN'S HOCKEY: Striker Geoff Morley will achieve another hockey milestone this weekend. The Ipswich forward, who is now 60 and plays for the Henley Road side's veterans' team, has been picked for England's LX Club to take part in the European Cup in Paris.

MEN'S HOCKEY

STRIKER Geoff Morley will achieve another hockey milestone this weekend.

The Ipswich forward, who is now 60 and plays for the Henley Road side's veterans' team, has been picked for England's LX Club to take part in the European Cup in Paris.

Morley, who played for Suffolk in his younger days, went for a training weekend in Peterborough last month and said he was "over the moon" about being selected.

"I'm really delighted to be included in such a prestigious side and am looking forward enormously to the competition," he said.

The LXside will play Germany, Scotland, Holland and Belgium, but Morley's club colleague, John Gordon, who has been a fixture in the side for many years, will not be taking part this time.

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AFTER last week's close matches with Norwich City, Ipswich East Suffolk Ladies travel to Norwich, this time to take on the UEA.

The Rushmere-based side will draw on last week's match, which they won 4-3, remembering the ball speed and positioning which gave them the three points.

Having not played UEA before IES will need to assess the home side's game and then react by settling down early and setting the pace for the rest of the game.

IES are looking to increase their goals and collect the three points and if they play like they played last week they will deserve them.

CHRISTCHURCH Ladies' Hockey Club are holding a junior taster session on Sunday, November 3 at Copleston from 2-4pm for girls aged 11 to 17. The cost will be £1 and there will be refreshments afterwards.

The club are also looking for umpires who would be willing to officiate on a regular basis for the first team. The club would help with training costs if need be.

For further details please contact Kathryn Smith on 01473 657015.

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