In the club’s 10th season, ECHO is entering new territory with our first junior’s team playing in the Under 9s competition. The team got together for the first time last Saturday as part of the club’s pre-season event, which kicked off with a practise match between the Wise Guys and the Youthful Few. The young guns had a solid first half but only just managed to keep ahead in the second half. The final tally being 5-4. After lunch, the girls took to the field for a match between the regulars and the fill-ins. It looks like the team will perform consistently this year no matter who’s playing, with the match ending in the draw. The day ended with a training session for the Under 9s, with some of the club’s future stars putting their hand to a hockey stick for the first time. Thank you to everyone who helped make the day so fun.