THERE will be a little bit extra to play for this season in the men’s and women’s Premier League Hockey competitions with the inauguration this weekend of the Leo Corby Home Cup.
Instigated by Souths life member Brett Corby in honour of his late father and fellow life member Leo, the cup will be played for any time the holder steps onto their home field this season.
It will begin in the possession of the Souths women who host Kinross-CYMS this weekend at Bob Roach Field in round two of the competition.
Should Kinross-CYMS win the match, they will automatically take possession of the cup until someone beats them in Orange.
If Souths win this round, they will hold onto it until such time as they are beaten in Bathurst.
“My dad’s dad was captain of the Souths team and that got my dad into it,” Brett explained. “His four brothers all played hockey and all represented NSW.
“Dad was a huge supporter of hockey in general and especially locally before he passed away late last year.
“He was very sick but he still managed to get down and watch the girls’ A grade team in their last match of the season.”
The men’s edition of the Leo Corby Home Cup won’t be up for grabs until next month but it will be a perfect scenario for the two blues when they take on arch rivals St Pat’s in the first game of the competition.
For the Corby family, there is still no shortage of attachment to the Souths club. Brett coached the women’s premier league side a couple of seasons ago and his daughter Ash is currently part of their squad.