Mingenew hockey club in fashion

Sharon HuntThe West Australian
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They usually don studded boots and carry sticks, but come expo time the ladies at the Mingenew Hockey Club will trade these items for stilettos and handbags.

This will be the second year the girls have hosted the fashion parade at the town's annual event.

Last year, the crowds experienced quite a change in the model line-up. Instead of paying professional models to come in, the expo committee decided it would get its own team to strut the catwalk.

Corrina Michael from the club said the crowd really got behind them.

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"They seemed to enjoy seeing us girls giving it a go," she said.

Not only did the women take part, they also managed to coax a couple of local blokes to take to the stage.

"The guys were really great," Corrina said. "They put on quite a show."

The clothing for this year's show comes from local retailers, and the women are very proud they have local people donating their time to do the hair and make-up.

The money the club receives from its efforts at the expo has assisted it in acquiring new equipment for the juniors, goalie gear and uniforms.

"We will put money aside for Country Week this year and we are planning to install lights for the whole field," Corrina said.

"These are all things that would have taken us a long time to fundraise for."

Corrina said the event was a lot of fun.

"It is great for team morale," she said. "We ended up winning the grand final last year. That's a great reason to do it all again."

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