Some of the Warwick ladies team.
Some of the Warwick ladies team. Jacinta Hawks

Rep hockey season kicks off with Qld State Champs

THE representative hockey season is heating up with the Warwick ladies playing last weekend in the Queensland State Championships at Chermside.

This Sunday, Warwick hosts the Coulter Shield for under-15 boys at Queens Park.

In the ladies championships, Warwick beat Atherton 2-1 and went down in its other four games.

"We started playing well as a team in our last game before going down 3-1 to Ipswich," team organiser Angela Groves said.

"It was a great experience, particularly after we built up our combinations on the field."

Bianca Fitch gained a number of short corners for Warwick with a top performance close to goal.

Deborah Rhodes was the leading goal scorer from the Warwick area.

Groves, Fitch and Rhodes were joined in the team by Warwick club players Sian Hegarty, Tamara Hawks and Jacinta Hawks along with former Warwick residents Jodie Olsen, Carissa Eastwell and Bonita Tyler.

Numbers were boosted by three players from Brisbane, a goalie from Sunshine Coast and one player from Toowoomba.

Groves is hoping to play in a Warwick team in the veterans' championships on the Queens Birthday long weekend in Toowoomba.

This weekend, the Warwick under-13 girls play in the Southern Cross carnival in Toowoomba.

Warwick will play host to 11 teams this weekend in round 1 of the U15 boys Coulter Shield carnival.

The second round will be played in a fortnight at Murwillumbah.

In veterans' hockey in Toowoomba, Warwick is unbeaten after five games. Warwick plays Red Lions tonight.



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