Local hockey players take on nationals

7 September 2015

The Toowoomba region continues to produce outstanding hockey talent, with eleven locals selected for this year’s Under 13 Queensland teams competing in the Australian National Championships.

After weeks of training, seven girls will travel to Sydney as part of the female representative Queensland side, while four boys will join the Queensland teams in Darwin.

Toowoomba Hockey Association administrator Phoebe Mitchell said the selection of local players cemented the region’s position as a centre of excellence for hockey players.

“It’s fantastic, it’s really helping to put Toowoomba and the region on the map,” she said.

“It’s a great opportunity for the players, they get to travel to places they normally wouldn’t go to, network with other players from across the country and their skill levels improve greatly.

“It’s a huge commitment, not only for the players but their families as well, and we are very grateful for the assistance of organisations and companies like New Hope.”

New Hope’s Executive General Manager for Mining Jim Randell said the company was proud to support the local Under 13 players. 

“This is just one of the many community sporting clubs and programs that New Hope supports, and we are very glad to able to help these local players attend the national championships,” he said.