Sport

Coach Commens has faith Johnson will pull through in SA

Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens.
Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens. Jeff Gross / Getty Images

HOCKEYROOS coach Adam Commens has no doubt former Mackay player Kirstin Johnson will be up for the challenge of playing in South Africa next month.

The defender will make her debut in green and gold alongside another former Mackay player, Teneal Attard, in the Investec Challenge in Cape Town.

The sixth-ranked Hockeyroos, whose tour party includes eight representatives from the London Olympics, will tackle world No.1 Holland, England (3rd) and South Africa (11th) in the week-long tournament which starts on February 4.

Victorian Danielle Schubach will also make her debut in the tournament, and Commens said both she and Johnson deserved their opportunity after strong efforts in the Australian Hockey League and the International Super Series Hockey 9's tournament (which the Hockeyroos won).

 

SQUAD

  • Teneal Attard
  • Fiona Boyce
  • Kary Chau
  • Casey Eastham
  • Anna Flanagan
  • Bianca Greenshields
  • Emily Hurtz
  • Kate Jenner
  • Kirstin Johnson
  • Rachael Lynch
  • Claire Messent
  • Georgia Nanscawen
  • Georgie Parker
  • Danielle Schubach
  • Jodie Schulz
  • Emily Smith
  • Ashlee Wells
  • Kellie White
     

Topics:  hockey, hockeyroos, south africa



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Neil Diamond tribute show to draw Kingy crowd

PARTY TIME: The Neil Diamond Super Hits Show will play at Kingscliff Bowls Club on Saturday night.

Neil Diamond spectacular to be hosted at Kingscliff Bowls Club.

Police investigate suspicious Tweed River death

Police are investigating the suspicious death of Michelle Lord after the car she was in crashed into the Tweed River east of Tumbulgum in October 2015.

Police are investigating the death of a woman in the Tweed River

Chillingham man faces court over gun, drugs, assault

A man has faced Murwillumbah court on drug, gun and assault charges

A Chillingham man has faced court on a string of drug charges

Latest deals and offers


British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances