News

Success in new field

Saints and Warwick hockey player Toni Cox.
Saints and Warwick hockey player Toni Cox. Gerard Walsh

TONI Cox is the perfect example of a sporting achiever who has spread her wings with great success.

She played club touch rugby in Warwick and represented both Queensland and Australia, before deciding she needed a new challenge and joined the Saints Hockey Club in 2005.

Cox has played in six hockey grand finals with Saints, winning five.

This season her playing ability was recognised and she was named Warwick ladies' player of the year for contributions on and off the field and also joint player of the final with fellow Saints fullback Sian Hegarty.

Last season Cox organised a Warwick women's team to play in the Toowoomba A3 competition.

On grand-final week, she was in the A3 grand final with Warwick, A2 with Past High and the winning veterans' team from Warwick.

With a synthetic hockey field being built in Warwick during the off-season after a flood-recovery grant and thousands of hours of voluntary work, Warwick did not field a women's team in Toowoomba this season but Cox won a second successive premiership with Warwick in veterans and played A1 and A2 women's hockey for Past High.

She loves putting something back into the game and, despite playing three or four games a week, coaches and umpires at junior level.

"I like seeing the juniors enjoy the sport as I do," Cox said.

"The more hockey I play, the more I learn. After only playing for seven years, I am still learning."

She has represented South Australia as a guest player at national veterans' championships in Hobart, Canberra and Perth.

"I have made a lot of good friends through hockey."

As for her awards this season, Cox said hockey was not an individual sport.

"You need your team, opponents, umpires, and committee to make the sport successful."



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Businesses challenged to find 100 youth jobs by Christmas

NUMBER ONE: Jhina Sutton has started work at Darryl Evans Real Estate. Mr Evans wants Warwick to find 100 jobs for unemployed youth by Christmas.

This Christmas a Warwick businessman has a challenge for businesses

Paramedics clear scene of highway truck rollover

ROLLOVER: A semi-trailed rolled into a ditch heading south on the Cunningham Hwy at Cunningham's Gap, Tarome this morning.

Driver uninjured in highway crash

Warwick business owners are taking the challenge

No Caption

A couple of Warwick businesses are already right behind the plan.

Local Partners

Businesses challenged to find 100 youth jobs by Christmas

IN THIS, the season of giving, a businessman is challenging business leaders to deliver 100 jobs to unemployed young people for Christmas.


Don't miss the free Bunnings Christmas party

Free Bunnings Christmas Family Night

WARWICK'S Bunnings Warehouse will come alive tonight for Xmas

Rose City unites in festive event

Erin and Keely Hilton.

Local performers entertain at Carols in the Park

Safe fun in the water at WIRAC

SWIM STAR: Zac Sorenson having a ball at the GH Foundation Warwick Aquatic Participation Day for adults with a disability.

WIRAC is holding a GH Foundation Aquatic Participation Day today

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing her former manager

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Mark Hamill unaware his co-stars were romantically involved

Hamill too "self-involved" at the time to notice, he said

ABC's Fresh Blood graduates are a Skit Box full of laughs

Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko in a scene from the TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

ALL-female comedy trio hitting the mark with new sketch show.

Kim Kardashian West said to be looking for a divorce

Kim Kardashian West is looking to file for divorce from her husband

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

All I want for Xmas is a property bargain

$259,000, 13 Guy Street, Warwick. A block from Warwick's CBD, this graceful character home has three bedrooms and a study.

Ring in Christmas with one of these property bargains under $300,000

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!