DUAL DOWNS TEAMS: Scots PGC College student Briana Groves will play for Darling Downs in basketball and hockey in the next month.
DUAL DOWNS TEAMS: Scots PGC College student Briana Groves will play for Darling Downs in basketball and hockey in the next month. Gerard Walsh

Sports star doing double duty for Darling Downs

SCHOOL SPORT: Scots PGC College student Briana Groves has debuted for Darling Downs in Caloundra this week.

The 11-year-old played her first game for Darling Downs in 10-12 years basketball on Thursday.

At the start of this year, she played basketball and netball at Scots PGC before choosing basketball.

Briana played basketball for Scots PGC in a Toowoomba competition and was selected in the Darling Downs team.

Teams in the basketball competition, from Thursday until tomorrow, play three games most days.

Briana will also be the goalie in the Darling Downs schoolgirls' 10-12 years hockey team at the state championships at Townsville from June 20-23.

She tried out for the Darling Downs hockey team as a field player last year but missed selection.

She played goalie for Warwick in under-11 and U13 representative hockey teams.

Last season, she was part of the Green team, under coaches Craig Windle and Matt Hagenbach, which won the U13 premiership in Warwick after a shoot-out in the grand final.

Briana is one of three players from the Southern Downs in Darling Downs hockey teams.

Ella Hagenbach, from St Patrick's, Allora, is in the Downs girl's team for a second time while Samuel Bourke, from Scots PGC, is in the boy's team.

See Warwick hockey notes in the Daily News each Thursday.



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