IT WAS the last weekend of the first month of winter – and chilly conditions made braving the great outdoors a feat of faith.
The brave hearts who went off to sports around the region had to brave some single digit temperatures in some places and wind chill factors that froze their faces.
In Tamworth it didn’t even top 12 degrees – and there’s more of the same to come today according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Overnight temperatures are set to drop below zero in many centres and across the highlands the locals are predicting snow will arrive with those minimums.
At the Tamworth hockey fields yesterday, it was a zero game for many – the chilly weather was a real goal scorer and for players Tessa Pennefather, Jess McIntosh, Michelle Aslin, Liz Thomas and Kate Perrett and Heather Carr, being on the sideline was bone chilling.