Strong start to junior representative hockey in Warwick
HOCKEY: The Warwick under-13 boys hockey team has fine-tuned its form for the state championships with a strong performance in Division 2 in the Coulter Shield.
Warwick has nominated for the state championships in Toowoomba from July 7-10 but as yet don't know what division they will be drawn to play in.
Last weekend, Warwick hosted the under-13 boys Coulter Shield.
They started with a 5-0 loss to Brisbane 3 and then beat Ipswich 2 1-0. Tom Ryan was the scorer.
Warwick drew 1-all with Toowoomba 3 with Tiger Windle the scorer.
Toowoomba scored first before Warwick scored from a short corner in the second half.
In its fourth game at the tournament, Warwick won 2-1 against Toowoomba 4.
Tom Ryan scored a field goal and Sam Bourke scored from a corner.
In its final game in the Coulter Shield, Warwick lost 2-0 to Redbacks.
Sam Bourke at inside right, fullback Jack Scarlett and left half Harry Newton were three of the best for Warwick.
Long-time Warwick club player Craig Windle is the Warwick coach and Ross Newton is manager.
Newton said the team was definitely improving.
"We train each Thursday and then most of the players go to general Warwick junior hockey training on a Tuesday under the coaching of Angela Groves,” he said.
The Warwick players are also involved in Saturday junior fixtures.
Newton said all 15 members of the squad were from the Warwick association.
"This is the first state championships for any members of this team,” he said.
"The aim is to finish in the top two in our division.”
WARWICK had two wins and two losses in the under-13 girls Southern Cross Carnival at Murwillumbah at the weekend.
Coach Angela Groves said Warwick came fourth in Division 2 in a field of eight teams.
Warwick beat Sunshine Coast 2 and Tweed Border 2.
During the carnival, Jia O'Dea scored two goals and Briana Groves one goal.
Warwick will head to Cairns from July 6-10 for the state championships with a squad of 13. The team trains under Angela Groves each Thursday as well as joining in the Tuesday training.
See notes from the Warwick Hockey Association in the Daily News each Thursday