Hockey showdown at Queens Park on Saturday night
HOCKEY: Sarah Monk will be aiming to win her first grand final in Warwick hockey in today's grand-final showdown with Corinthians at 5pm.
Monk first played in Warwick hockey several years ago when she was a boarder at Scots PGC in a school team coached by Peter Pickering.
"The turf had just been put down when I went to Scots PGC. I remember Warwick ladies giving us many tips,” she said.
Monk is in her second season since returning to the competition.
"Our Wyverns team has to play its best game of hockey to be a strong chance,” she said.
"We have to put the pressure on Corinthians.
"They have beaten us in each game except the last one, which was a draw.
"The key is transitioning from halves to forwards.
"We need Sam McMahon and Taylah Eastwell pushing the ball through to Lauren Eastwell and Leisa Nowlan.”
Yasmin McWhinney will captain a Corinthians team aiming for back-to-back titles.
"Our team works well together but their fullbacks are tough to pass,” she said.
"Goalie Pantena Louanna is a natural in her first season.”
Corinthians men's captain Jamie Ollerton is confident his team can win another final.
"Matt Hutchinson has been one of our leading scorers in his first season of hockey, while his son, Gus, has improved a lot,” he said.
"Young trio Jack Young, Josh Hagenbach and Will Ready have done well.”
Ollerton said Wyverns player Jake Reid and captian Josh Jensen were two his team had to watch.
"Jake is a strong, skilful forward who puts in 100 per cent, while Josh has plenty of speed and a lot of skill,” he said.