8. Over 65's AGGM - 2014 Hockey World Cup
2nd & 3rd June 2014 - Leuven, Belgium
Seven fifteen in the morning - we pull out of Leuven on the coach, bound for Holland. Our support team are travelling well - Dubbo Dorothy, the sole representative from NSW, Lyn and Jenny from Victoria, Team South Aussie in Anne-Marie and Eileen, the Queensland sextet of Carol, Chris, Joke, Kathy, Liz and Trish, and the Best from the West with Veisha, Carol and Alison. We reach Den Haag just before ten in the morning. We think there is some collusion between Team Manager "RicStar" Roberts and Coach Clacko to engineer that the hotel rooms are not yet available, to ensure that we still do our morning training walk. We end up at the Kyocera stadium, home of World Cup Hockey 2014, watching the world's elite players and where Coach Clacko dreams of his sixty-five year old team playing like the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos. But the proudest people in the stands today cheering for Australia are Bob and Anne-Marie watching daughter Jane Claxton playing for Australia on the biggest stage of all, The Hockey World Cup.