William Ready with his bronze medal.
William Ready with his bronze medal. Contributed

Warwick hockey star a Ready born leader

HOCKEY: One of Warwick's own received a tremendous accolade at the Pacific Games in Adelaide last week.

William Ready was announced as vice-captain of the Queensland U12 boys hockey team.

Father Brad Ready said it was a proud moment for himself and wife Connie.

"It was only announced he was vice captain as they were going out onto the field for the first game,” Brad said.

"We didn't know until he ran out onto the field and yelled out to us.

"It was a proud moment for us, as it was for him to make the Queensland side.

"The role was voted for by his team-mates, and it shows they looked up to him to put him in that position.”

William said the week away was one he wouldn't forget anytime soon.

"It was fun. I met lots of people and heaps of new friends,” William said.

"It was a good experience and something I want to do again.

"We played very good and worked well as a team.”

The Queensland U12s boys hockey side enjoyed a successful tournament in Adelaide, finishing with a bronze medal.

They kicked off their week with a draw against eventual gold medallists West Australia, before claiming a victory over Tasmania later that day.

The team would go on to score victories over South Australia and the ACT, with a narrow loss to New South Wales in their final game halting a potential silver medal.

William also plays softball, which he is looking forward to playing during the summer months.



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