Gladstone under-13 boys hockey team to hit championship
HOCKEY: The Gladstone under-13 boy's team has plenty of motivation for the Queensland Under-13 Hockey Championship.
The team heads to Toowoomba with a clear goal to finish the top of the division two competition table.
There will be strong opposition to contend with teams from Mount Isa, Brisbane, Gympie Cairns and Mackay in the same division from Sunday to next Wednesday.
Gladstone coach Karen Jinnette said it was now time for the many weeks of hard work of training to be put together by the talented squad.
"They have been training now for 10 weeks and my expectations are to finish in the top two of Division Two,” Jinnette said.
"During the Zone Carnival we lost the final to Mackay 1 who are in division one so there are a lot of positives to take from that.”
The Gladstone team had played several lead up games against Rockhampton who was placed in division one.
Jinnette said assistant coach Ross Price had been a great asset to assemble the squad together.
Manager Jade Jarram said the sponsors and community support had been outstanding to support the squad and to help them.