Urunga hockey youngsters in line for higher honours

One of the four Urunga Hockey players aiming for selection: Steele Jackwitz in action

One of the four Urunga Hockey players aiming for selection: Steele Jackwitz in action

DYLAN Nicol, Josh Perry, Sumara McLaughlin and Steele Jackwitz – all from the powerhouse Urunga Hockey Club – should learn this week if they have forced their way into the North Coast PSSA team.  

The fab four comprised half of the eight-player Coffs Coast contingent headed to Grafton for the final trials. These aspiring athletes took to the Grafton Hockey Association fields yesterday as part of the Mid North Coast team.  

“Whoever’s helping in the development of junior hockey on the Coffs Coast should be congratulated for their efforts,” boys’ coach and team selector, Ben Hill, said.

“In recent years the actual need for trials hasn’t been as high as this year, and that’s due to the talent which is coming out of the Hockey Coffs Coast Association.”  

For this year’s trials, the eight talented Coffs Coast athletes included six players from the local U13s competition and two from the U10s. 

“Having two players from the Under 10s competition making it to the next stage of the trials is quite an achievement,” regional coaching coordinator, Phil Jackwitz said.