It is with great regret to inform our members of the passing of Mick Pirie the much loved husband of Daphne Pirie.
On behalf of the members Gold Coast Hockey Association, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to Daphne, David, Rob & the extended family.
Mick was a faithful supporter of hockey, he has been a long serving GCHA Patron up until his passing.
Mick played his early hockey for Valleys Hockey Club before moving to the Gold Coast & playing for Surfers Paradise Hockey Club & was heavily involved in forming the Gold Coast Hockey Club.
Mick was a representative member of a tweed/gold coast team that had an opportunity to play a touring Indian International team in Murwullimbah. The game was played in terrible weather on the grass, the field was a muddy mess, the Indians still had sublime skills, but the gutsy combined Gold Coast/ Tweed team led by Mick were able to force a drawn result.
Mick, may you rest in peace.