Thursday, 22 September 2011

Meet the Blue Sticks

by Elspeth Moody

What is it about Blueskin Bay that produces so many good hockey
players? Last yearʼs
Otago Under-13 Girlsʼ Hockey Team had five players from Warrington,
and this year's
team has gone one better: of the 2011 squad of 16 players, six hail
from Blueskin
Bay, including the captain and the vice-captain.

Maybe itʼs the clean air, or all of the energetic outdoor activities
that children from our
community enjoy. Perhaps itʼs because of the wonderful coaching and
support they get
from teachers, parents and schools. It certainly has a lot to do with
the many hours of hard
work, and the enthusiasm and commitment these girls have shown in
order to earn their
places on the team against some tough competition.

In the October school holidays, they will travel with the team,
including manager Polly
Higham, to Palmerston North, where they will compete in the Collier
Trophy hockey
tournament against the top under-13 girlsʼ hockey teams from around New Zealand.
So, to Isabelle Becconsall-Ryan, Charlotte Becconsall-Ryan, Ruby Randall, Devon
Familton, Mira Neuman and Izzie Locker -- well done, girls, weʼre
proud of you. And good
luck in Palmerston North!

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