Kim Resch eats, sleeps and breathes sport

EAT, SLEEP, BREATHE SPORT: Kim Resch playing hockey for the Flames (left) and league tag for the Collegian Warriors (right).
EAT, SLEEP, BREATHE SPORT: Kim Resch playing hockey for the Flames (left) and league tag for the Collegian Warriors (right).

Kim Resch’s hectic winter schedule is about to come to a close but if the all-rounder had it her way, she’d keep it going 365 days a year.

Along with her main winter sports, hockey and league tag, Resch has also sprinkled a touch of rugby into her timetable with the University of New England in the Uni7s.

The year has been as fruitful as it has been busy, too, as Resch claimed a league tag crown over the weekend and will hunt for a hockey premiership this Sunday.

The schedule would overload most people but Resch can’t get enough of it.

“I love it [playing sport]. If I could do it all day, every day, I would,” Resch said.

“I love training. I love playing. I love all of it.

“And to come away with the win makes it all the more enjoyable.”

Resch’s most recent win was in the Group 4 First Division league tag grand final on Sunday.

In her first year with Collegian Warriors since moving over from Kootingal Moonbi, Resch led the side to a 26-6 victory over North Tamworth.

“It was awesome, the girls really put in and deserved the win,” Resch said.

Resch nabbed two second half tries to seal the win on the way to claiming the player of the match award.

The award came after Resch was named the competition’s best and fairest player four days earlier.

“The individual awards mean lot to me but at the end of the day, you have to be part of a team to get them,” Resch said.

“The girls really helped me win those awards.”

Resch’s focus is now on reversing last year’s grand final result in the Tamworth women’s hockey first grade competition.

Resch will turn out for the Flames against the Waratahs in the grand final on Sunday.

“We’d been pretty lucky towards the end with results going our way to make the major semi and to go straight through was really good for us,” Resch said.

“With the Flames, we’ve had a really fun year and gelled really well. We’ve got the skill and our team work is down pat. It’s a similar team to last year along with a couple young ones coming up.

“We’re very experienced while the Waratahs are young and fit. We have to make sure we work right up to the 70th minute.”


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