TAMWORTH’S hockey focus switches from its own big tournament to another this weekend.
Hot on the heels of another successful York Cup/Kim Small Shield the local association has two teams travelling down to Orange for the State U13 Girls Championships.
The As will contest Division 1 and have been drawn in Pool A alongside Macarthur (1), Bathurst (1), Illawarra and Sydney (2).
The Bs are also in Pool A – of Division 3 – and will have three players backing up from the Kim Small Shield.
Isabelle Cameron, Ashley Chaffey and Georgia Horniman all played for one of Tamworth’s three sides.
For Chaffey this weekend will be her second time away to the 13s championships after also featuring for the Bs last year.
She is one of five of this year’s side that did, along with Katie Wood, Sara Lui, Melissa Sherwood and Giann White.
Another three, Heidi Schimann, Billie Mitchell and Penny Rummery, have stepped up to the As.
The As have retained six of last year’s side.
After fielding three teams last weekend, New England also has two teams on the state title hunt in Orange.
The As will play in Division 2 and the Bs in Division 4.
They too have a couple that played in the U11s tournament on the weekend.
It was another big carnival with over 30 teams competing across the two competitions – the York Cup and Kim Small Shield.
Western was the success story of the weekend taking out both.
TAMWORTH 1: Heidi Schimann, Camilla Bell, Lori Edgar, Millah Green, Gabbi Hathway, Ashleigh Horniman, Tayla King, Briony Littlejohns, Gabbi McCrohon, Lauren McGill, Olivia (Skye) Sylvester, Penny Rummery, Billie Mitchell.
TAMWORTH 2: Lara Taggart, Laura Annis-Brown, Isabelle Cameron, Ashley Chaffey, Giaan White, Olivia Climpson, Lucy Frame, Tanisha Donnelly, Georgia Horniman, Kate Lane, Melissa Sherwood, Katie Wood, Sara Lui
NEW ENGLAND 1: Mia Emanuel, Alicia Ball, Maible Chalmers, Mackenzie Constable, Tarnie Hillard, Hayley Lennon, Alana Low, Meg Lye, Alyssa Moloney, Lara Moloney, Chloe Wilson, Rachelle Waters, Lucy Quast, Lily Neilson.
NEW ENGLAND 2: Stephanie Cameron, Kate Allen, Megan Frost, Sophie Gale, Abbey Gream, Brooke McElroy, Erin Porter, Lily Roff, Nicola Simmons, Olivia Strelitz, Georgina Watson, Phoebe Wicks, Zara Vivers, Chelsea Thornton, Maddison Willson.