It gives me great pleasure to welcome all the teams and their supporters to the Fairmont High School Easter Hockey Tournament. This will be the 8th year that we will be hosting this tournament and it has gone from strength to strength. The schools represented here this year all have a rich heritage in competitive sport and in particular, Hockey.
It is an honour and a privilege for us at Fairmont to host these schools.
I want to wish the players well for the next few days and encourage them to reach out and forge friendships with players from other teams. These are the friendships that last the longest. Play hard, but remember... that sport is much more than just winning. You are playing for your school and your team mates - not just for yourself. Enjoy the next few days with us and I hope we will see some of you again next year.
I also want to extend a warm welcome to the coaches, managers and parents who have travelled, some from very far, to be part of this tournament.
I also want to thank the Organising Committee for their hard work. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
L M Erasmus