TAMWORTH hosts the annual City-Country representative hockey matches on Saturday, with 13 local juniors, five umpires and a few coaches all part of the representative clashes.
A former Tamworth Olympian will also make a guest appearance on the weekend.
Hockey New England also has a few players from Armidale selected in the Under 13, 15 and 18 age divisions.
For Rebecca Willis and Addison Coutman, Saturday’s City- Country games will be a unique experience.
“It’s their first taste of City- Country,” Tamworth coach Richard Willis said.
“It’s going to be a good weekend for them, a good experience.”
A new format will be used at this year’s City-Country games, with skills sessions in the morning for all the players and then games in the afternoon where they play three 20-minute periods.