Amazing win for U11s

11th Sep 2019

The Under 11 junior hockey team have made it to the Grand Final defeating PLC in the final played on Saturday 7-3. PLC have been one of the top teams to beat this year so this was an amazing win for Guyra.
All the players really stepped up their game with the defence playing a strong game, clearing the ball through to the mid field and up to the strikers. Freya Bray played brilliantly clearing the ball and remained strong on all her tackles and passes through to the mid field. Tessa Jackson also played a great game in back coming out strong on all corners and not letting PLC get a hit away at goal. Abby Grills and Matilda Coddington also played brilliantly interchanging with Tessa and Freya. Matilda was a great support to goalie Annie Williamson who cleared the balls well out of the goal. Abby Grills showed great strength clearing the balls out wide to the mid field and the wings.
Mid-fielders Jemima Atkin, Ashlee Morgan and Ursula Geere built great strength with tackles and scoring goals. They played a great game of passing and setting up play for strikers Ella Turner in centre and Camilla Grills and Stevie McElroy on the wings. They all had great runs and everyone had a shot at goals. Jemima Atkin really stood out in this game with her ability to hit the ball into the goal. Corners were played well with Ashlee pushing out and Ursula and Ella receiving the ball and getting the pass and shots away.
Camilla Grills showed that she owned her position on the wing and her aggression on getting the ball in the goal was amazing to watch. Stevie as always proved that she has found her spot. She has great team support and look for all her team players and works her play well with her team mates. Ella and Ashlee also proved how well they are at passing and using game play to beat the other team.
With this fantastic win we are now in the Grand Final!!
We are so excited to have come this far and our U11 team have proved themselves as players to watch for the future. Well done girls and best of luck for Saturday. We play at 10.30 if anyone would love to come and support our Under 11’s Guyra Shamrocks.
We held our Junior Hockey presentation on Saturday afternoon after our mighty win in the morning. It was held at the Bowling Club. Our players all took away fantastic awards that reflected on how much they have learnt and developed skills over the season. They each received a hockey ball to practice with until next season. Thank you to the Hockey committee for your support over the season. Our fantastic sponsors thankyou to you as well. Our teams had new shirts and new goalie gear. This made a world of difference for us as we were able to have four teams in the competition two under 9s, under 11s and under 13s. Our coaches who all donated time for training and games as well thank you. If anyone in interested in playing next year we would love to have you.
Jenette Williamson