Hockey young guns set to fire at Junior Country Championships

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Hockey Albury-Wodonga has six teams from under 13s through to under 17s heading down to the Junior Country Championships in Melbourne this weekend. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Hockey Albury-Wodonga has six teams from under 13s through to under 17s heading down to the Junior Country Championships in Melbourne this weekend. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Six Hockey Albury-Wodonga junior teams are off to Melbourne to compete at the 2018 Junior Country Championships this weekend.

The association has boys and girls teams in the under 17s, under 15s and under 13s age groups.

Matches are held over Saturday and Sunday at the State Hockey Netball Centre, Greensbrough Hockey Centre and the Essendon Hockey Centre.

“Hockey Albury-Wodonga has predominately preformed well over the weekend,” representative director Kylie Heagney said.

Meanwhile, another big round of matches awaits in the division one men’s and women’s competitions.

Norths square off with United in the standalone men’s match this weekend, with Falcons, Wombats, Wodonga and Magpies all enjoying a break.

In the women’s competition, Falcons take on the in-form Wombats-Beechworth, while Norths clash with United.