Met West's youngsters shine at state comp
AN unbeaten performance by the Met West girls capped an impressive display by both regional teams at the Queensland School Sport 10-12 years state hockey championships.
The Met West girls won the important junior tournament after defeating Sunshine Coast 1-0 in their final game at the Ipswich Hockey Complex.
They earlier beat Capricornia 3-0, Darling Downs 1-0, Met East 3-2, Met North 1-0, Northern 4-0, South Coast 4-0 and Wide Bay 1-0.
Met West, coached by Loretta Steele of Bundamba State School, drew with Peninsula 3-3 on their way to completing a fantastic tournament.
Three Met West girls were selected in the Queensland School Sport 10-12 years girls' team. They were Mackenzie Hermann, Georgina West and Stella Harris.
The Met West boys came third after a 3-1 loss to Capricornia in their final match.
Their wins were over Met East 4-1, Met North 4-2, Northern 3-0, Peninsula 4-0, South Coast 6-1 and Sun Coast 6-0.
The boys, coached by Leichhardt State School-based Tim Woodford, also lost 2-1 to Darling Downs and 3-2 to Wide Bay during the four-day tournament at Raceview.
Three Met West boys were selected in the Queensland School Sport team. They were Ben Ward, Zac McCoombes and Riley Profke.
The Queensland boys and girls teams will compete at the 10-12 years Interstate Exchange in Perth in August.
Zac Profke was named as reserve student official for the nationals.