Win for Tweed teams
IT seems our women's rep sides are going from strength to strength with our golden girls of hockey, the Tweed Border Vets Division One and Div Two teams both winning on the weekend in the Southern Cross tournament held on the Gold Coast.
The ladies played 5 x 30 minute games and our Div one team had only one goal scored against them, while our Div Two team had no goals against.
This is a great effort by both teams and the first time that Tweed Border has won both divisions.
In the Div One rounds, they played Sunny Coast and won 1-0 then they drew with last year's premiers Toowoomba 1-all then downed the Gold Coast two side 3-0 before belting Warwick 7-0.
They ended up by smashing Gold Coast one 4-0.
Barry Sheppard is the coach of our Div One side - and has been for the past 20 years - and was last year awarded a life membership to Queensland hockey.
He has played and coached Australia in the 60s and played in the Queensland vets team for 16 years.
This year celebrates his 50th year as a member of Tweed Border Hockey - what a resume!
These girls are fortunate to have a gentleman with such experience at the helm.
Barry said the players who stood out the most on the weekend were Leah Cansten and Joe Tunstall while the 'babies' of the side, Megan Smart and Lorrelle Morrissey (captain) and the grandmother of the side, Carol White, played very strongly as well.
The team goes away to the state titles on the Sunny Coast on July 24 and the team is: Karen Iwanuscha (c), Lorrelle Morrissey, Jenny Walker (gk), Leisa Arthur, Cindy Atkinson, Karen Slockee, Jo Tunstall, Megan Smart, Leah Cansten, Sue Crammer, Carol White, Margie Coleman, Kellie Moore and Julie Chapman.
Good luck ladies!
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THE North Coast schoolboys team is in Albury this week coached by 'super coach' Sue Lofts.
It includes seven local boys in Andrew Ridgewell, Jake Farrell, Zane Togo, James Walker, Dean Stanfield, Dylan Wotherspoon and goalkeeper Cam Barnes.
Mrs Lofts said that Dylan and Jake are linking up very well together and that James Walker is playing very well also.
Cam Barnes isn't seeing much action at all and that's not surprising with the team racking up 28 goals in four games and only having five scored against them - not a bad effort guys. I'll have results next week.
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IN our local comp in Div One last week, the Mullum women took on Waratah Falcons which was always going to be a tough affair.
Both teams had players fresh form the state titles and supporters of both teams were not disappointed with a quality game.
The final result, a 1-0 win to Mullum, was only determined in the last five minutes of the game.
The Mullum girls played with a bare 11 and their fitness stood them in good stead as they managed to thwart any attacking moves by the Falcons.
Both teams had a plethora of short corners but the keepers were solid in their ball clearances.
'Trucka' for Mullum made a strong return to the net after an extensive break following injury.
Mullum struck with three minutes on the clock when a foul was called on Falcons' keeper Dena Colefax against Mullum forward Nic Danvers.
Sam Iwanuscha converted the corner with a flick which deflected off a Waratah stick and sailed into the net.
Mullum repelled a late flurry by Falcons to come out well-deserved winners.
The Schumacher sisters were outstanding for Mullum while Candice Philip was again strong for Waratahs.