Rep honours for hockey girl
By HUGH KEARNEY
KINGSCLIFF A-grader Karen Slockee has been selected in the Australian open women's team to contest the International Masters Hockey Tournament in Malaysia next month.
Slockee won selection after a strong performance for the Queensland state side in the recently completed National Veteran's Women's Championships in Perth.
Queensland never lost a match in the over-35 division, recording five wins and two draws, defeating a strong Tasmania outfit 2-1 in the final.
The Tassie team had earlier given Queensland their toughest match of the tournament, holding the Bananabenders to a 2-all draw.
Slockee said the championships had produced excellent hockey and extremely tough competition.
"Tasmania was very strong and after the first-round draw, we did a bit of homework on them and came up with a few ways to beat them in the final," she said.
Slockee started her junior hockey career with Waratahs.