26 May, 2023
Young hockey stars shine
TWO teams from Hockey South West have performed remarkably well at the recent junior country championships.
The two under 13 sides travelled to Melbourne last weekend to take on some of the best country Vic sides, gaining valuable experience as the tournament progressed.
The girls’ under 13 side, coached by Katherine Bird, finished second in Pool B and after a close encounter with Hockey Central Vic in the semi-final, which ended nil-all, it became a tie for third position.
The very young under 13 boys’ team – the first to represent Hockey South West in this age group since the pandemic – fought hard throughout the day but was unable to notch up a win despite clear improvement with every game.
It is hoped much of this playing group will be retained in 2024 to once again compete at this level.
Thanks to coaches Anthony Leddin, John Kane and Sam Uren for guiding the boys this year.