FANTASTIC FUTURE FOR CAIRNS HOCKEY – Wrap from State Under 15 Championships
Cairns Hockey Under 15 Representative Program consisted of
- 2 Boys Teams playing in Division 1 and 2
- 2 Girls Teams playing in Division 1 and 2
- In total over 60 athletes travelling
- 9 coaches/managers and mentors
- 5 umpires attending for training and assessment
In addition there were significant numbers of parent and supporters involved in this event.
The Teams undertook a strong preparation involving training on both grass and turf. Coaches and Cairns Coaching Mentors were involved in specific skill and line trainings as part of the preparation.
Team Preparations were made through Cairns Hockey Operations in association with Team Managers and 5 junior identified talented umpires attended across the 2 championships to improve their officiating opportunities.
Prior to leaving the Cairns Hockey Uniform Presentation was delivered with Kyle Richardson speaking to the group and sharing his journey and experiences as well as presenting their playing shirts.
Both these competitions are a great challenge. It is an opportunity to measure our athletes, coaches. officials and development programs against other centres in Queensland. Our team results:-
- BOYS BLUE – DIVISION 1 3RD PLACE
- BOYS GOLD – DIVISION 2 4TH PLACE
- GIRLS BLUE – DIVISION 1 – 6TH PLACE
- GIRLS GOLD – DIVISION 2 -3RD PLACE
We take the opportunity to thank everyone involved in these programs for their commitment and support of our young people in their challenge to be the best they can be. It takes a community working together to get these great results. Each team improved the 2016 result which highlights the work our coaching and development staff are doing through Cairns Hockey especially the Academy Programs being delivered across the year.
We recognize and value the contribution of all our volunteer supporters in our representative programs and thank them for the roles they play. We also acknowledge the mentor support provided by our professional staff.
Did you know that at this championship, Cairns provided support for 5 very talented and committed junior umpires to attend and officiate at the State Under 15 Boys and Girls Championships. These young people are committed to advancing their hockey career and advancing their skills and future pathways. Congratulations to
- Georgia Anniston
- Mitch Barber
- Emma Reiha
- Rachel Fullerton
- Alistair Mais
Cairns Hockey placed a significant focus on the importance of team over the individual in this Under 15 age group. This decision was a positive one and a challenging one as well. Acknowledgement must be made to all the Team Managers who ensured the team as a unit functioned well with all the behind the scene organization and management. Thanks to the parent who provided support as well.
Cairns Hockey is very proud to confirm that as well as the great team results, individuals also gained some great recognition including
UNDER 15 BOYS GOALKEEPER OF THE TOURNAMENT – MATT REICHARDT
Queensland Recognition – congratulations to these players on their selection for State Trials in 2018
2018 U15 Boys Squad
Aden Conlan (Cairns)
Connor Gordon (Cairns)
Luke Howard (Cairns)
Declan O’Brien (Cairns)
Ashton Schenk (Cairns)
Joshua Sutton (Cairns)
2018 U15 Girls Squad
Shaylee Atkinson (Cairns)
Sarah Cochran (Cairns)
Liv McArthur (Cairns)
Faith Tippet (Cairns)
Abby Toshach (Cairns)
Umpiring and Technical Accreditations
Georgia Anniston – receiving Hockey Queensland Community Advanced
Mitch Barber – receiving Hockey Queensland Community Advanced
Emma Reiha- receiving Hockey Queensland Junior Judge Certificate
Rachel Fullerton – receiving Hockey Australia Community
Alistair Mais- receiving Hockey Queensland Community Advanced
What's on at Cairns Hockey
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cairns Secondary Schools Gala Hockey Day - Boys
Cairns Hockey – Rutherford St Entrance, Cairns North Queensland
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CAIRNS HOCKEY AWARDS 2018
Double Tree Hilton, Cairns QLD
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CHA August Board Meeting
Cairns Hockey Association, Cairns Queensland