STATE LEVEL: Harrison Parker, Matthew Hurrell, Annabelle Collins and Stephanie Mills
STATE LEVEL: Harrison Parker, Matthew Hurrell, Annabelle Collins and Stephanie Mills Greg Miller

Gympie's young hockey stars excel at State Championships

HOCKEY: Local Gympie hockey players have returned with some great results after representing Wide Bay in the primary and secondary schools competition.

In the girls' secondary schools competition, Gympie players Stephanie Mills and Annabelle Collins competed in the state championships in Hervey Bay in late May.

Regional coaching director Ben Fitzpatrick said the Wide Bay girls team finished fourth overall with both the Gympie girls playing well.

RIGHT: (Back left) Matthew Browne, Clifford Gallaher, (front left) Connor Innis and Braydon Lindsay.
RIGHT: (Back left) Matthew Browne, Clifford Gallaher, (front left) Connor Innis and Braydon Lindsay.

Collins was selected for the Queensland under-19 team to play in New Zealand in September.

Fitzpatrick said the boys' secondary schools Wide Bay competition was held the week before the girls'. The Wide Bay secondary school boys' team won the title.

He said Harrison Parker and Matt Hurrell were on standby for the under-17 Queensland school boys team.

However, as at the weekend, Hurrell had been called into the team and would now play at the nationals in Perth.

Fitzpatrick said all the four players selected had previously represented Wide Bay. They all play in the local TSR Cooloola Heat teams in the Sunshine Coast Hockey competition.

FAR RIGHT: Jess Wilcox and Grace Dixon represent Wide Bay.
FAR RIGHT: Jess Wilcox and Grace Dixon represent Wide Bay.

Some of the juniors have also made big improvements after returning from the Wide Bay championships two weeks ago either as runners-up or winners.

In the primary school boys competition, Braydon Lindsay, Connor Innis, Matthew Browne and Clifford Gallaher represented Wide Bay and won the State Primary School title in the under-12 division.

Matthew Browne and Clifford Gallaher were selected in the Queensland team.

Only two girls from Gympie, Jess Wilcox and Grace Dixon, represented Wide Bay in the primary school girls competition, their team placing equal second overall.

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