BOP Hockey Players Representing
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Written by Nicky Smith, Midlands Hockey Association
A number of Bay of Plenty hockey players will be representing Midlands at the upcoming National Tournament.
Amy Robinson and Frances Davies (Tauranga) and Oriwa Hepi (Rotorua) are representing the Bayleys Midlands Women’s Team whilst Hugh Gilmore, Joseph Lyons (Tauranga), Connor Herewini and Leo Mitai-Wells (Rotorua) will be representing the Men’s Team.
Coaches Donna Keaney (Rotorua) will be the Assistant Coach for the Women’s Team and Lincoln Churchill will be the Men’s Team Assistant Coach.
The teams were in action last weekend with the women getting off to a flying start on Saturday, beating Central 5-1 in Napier. They followed up this win with another – a 3-1 penalty shoot-out win against Auckland after drawing 1-1 in normal time.
Amy and Frances from Tauranga were also part of the Midlands U21 Women’s Team that won Gold at National Tournament in May.
The men had a testing start to their opening after going down 4-1 against central, however they showed great bounce back ability on Sunday beating local rivals Auckland 3-2 leaving them in a good position to push on at tournament next week.
Both teams head to Whangarei for the National league tournament 10-17TH September.
They will be looking to be in the Final on Saturday 17th September live on Sky Sports.
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