North Coast has local flavour
THE Year 5/6 North Coast PSSA squad will have a strong local flavour with seven youngsters unfurling their hockey sticks for next month’s NSW Championships.
The May 5 selection trials showed officials the strength of Grafton’s hockey landscape as Tarni Forbes, Bonne Moon, Haylee Gough, Millie Payne and Amy Riddell joined sisters Chloe and Samantha Duroux in gaining a spot in the squad.
With more than 40 aspiring stars lining up – some from near the northern border – the strong local contingent showed the proud Grafton Women’s Hockey Association the fruits of their labour.
Phil Cavanagh will manage the line-up when they travel to Lithgow on June 8-10.
“It (the quality of the teams) varies from year to year but these girls are quite strong,” he said.
“I think it is a lot to do with junior coaching.
“It’s quite a feather in the cap for Grafton Primary School and Grafton Women’s Hockey.”
Cavanagh said he expected the squad to feature prominently at the NSW Titles.
It’s quite a feather in the cap for Grafton Primary School and Grafton Women’s Hockey.