STRIKE: Tyler Gaddes in action for Grafton 1 U13s boys at the State Indoor Championships.
STRIKE: Tyler Gaddes in action for Grafton 1 U13s boys at the State Indoor Championships. Beverly Thomson

Grafton boys do the indoor-outdoor double

INDOOR HOCKEY: The Grafton Division 1 under-13 boys team have backed up their success at the state field hockey championships by taking out the State Indoor Championships in Gosford this week,.

The feat is all the more remarkable considering for some members it was their first time playing indoor hockey.

Team manager Melissa Gaddes said she was proud of the players' efforts to adjust.

"We had a few training sessions before the tournament but they don't allow you to fully adapt to the game," she said.

"The skills are a lot different to outdoor hockey so it does take some adjusting but they adapted fairly well and showed great teamwork, which makes a massive difference."

Harry Watts was named development player of the tournament, a recognition that Gaddes said was well deserved.

"It took a couple of games for him to find his feet but he listened well and came along nicely and played really well," she said.

In other results, the Grafton 2 U13 boys side was knocked out in the semi-finals while both Grafton girls teams missed out on the semi-finals.

Rhys Cropper and Tyler Gaddes were named in the NSW indoor side to compete at the Australian Indoor Carnival next year.

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