KAREN Slockee with the gold medal she won with the Queensland team at the national veteran?s titles in Perth
KAREN Slockee with the gold medal she won with the Queensland team at the national veteran?s titles in Perth

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.



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