Young team gives U13 carnival its best shot
THE Warwick Hockey Association hosted one of its biggest tournaments of the year at Queens Park on Sunday.
Twelve teams from as far as the Sunshine Coast and Tweed/Border played in an all-day under-13 competition.
Warwick coach Adam Byrne said his side showed glimpses of what it could do.
"We had the youngest team at the carnival. Half of our team is 10 and 11 years of age," he said.
"The coaching staff used the Coulter Shield as a trial run in the run-up to the state championships in Bundaberg on June 30 to July 2."
Warwick lost 3-1 against Redlands. Joe McNally scored the goal for Warwick.
In its second game, Warwick scored a 1-0 win against Ipswich 2, with Jordan Byrne scoring the goal.
In its final game, Warwick went down 5-1 to Brisbane 3. Jordan Byrne was the scorer in a game that the home team led 1-0 at halftime.
Jacob Rolfe was the best for Warwick over the three games, with great support from Jack Bergemann and Jordan Byrne.
The Warwick U13 team for the state carnival trains each Tuesday and Thursday at 5.30pm, and more players are welcome to join.
"I am very grateful to the new players who helped out at the weekend," coach Byrne said.
WARWICK SQUAD: Jordan Byrne, Joe McNally, Jacob Rolfe, Bailey Rutledge, Jack Hill, Jack Bergemann, Jack Young, Dylan Ready, Will Ready, Zack Balfour, Josh Hagenbach, Louw Wiid, Willem Wiid, Jaq Minogue, Bryana McGowan.
See more pictures on Warwick U13 and U15 Coulter Shield hockey in the Daily News tomorrow.