FSC Hockey rep sides face city tournaments

Rep weekend: The Far South Coast under 13s hockey girls who finished second in their division after scoring impressive results.

Rep weekend: The Far South Coast under 13s hockey girls who finished second in their division after scoring impressive results.

While many enjoyed the long weekend, three teams from the Far South Coast Hockey Association were contesting representative play. 

The Far South Coast under 15s girls enjoyed a long weekend carnival despite some stiff opposition and a few narrow losses.

The Far South Coast under 15s girls enjoyed a long weekend carnival despite some stiff opposition and a few narrow losses.

A men’s team contested the state open championship in Sydney, while under 13s and under 15s girls took part in the Canberra hockey carnival. 

The men's team reported a lot of cold, early morning games, but didn't let that diminish their enthusiasm for the game. They had a 5-0 win against the hosting team Macarthur, a tightly matched 5-7 loss against Goulburn Valley, a 6-4 win against Griffith, a 7-0 loss against Manning Valley, and a defeat by Coffs Harbour.

The Far South Coast men's team travelled to contest the open state championship in Sydney over the weekend with mixed results.

The Far South Coast men's team travelled to contest the open state championship in Sydney over the weekend with mixed results.

Officials said conditions in Canberra were stunning, where 15s coach Jen Russell was interviewed by Channel 9 News to boast about the coastal team. 

The under 15s had some tough competition from teams used to playing on turf, but put on a great display of skill and came away with newfound knowledge of the artificial surface.

The team faced losses to North Sydney, Goulburn and a narrow 2-1 loss to Canberra Blues, but rounded the weekend with a 1-0 win against Canberra yellow to finish seventh overall. 

The under 13s fared better with a 5-0 win over Sydney East, 4-0 over the Northern beaches a 5-0 against the Canberra Royals and rounding the weekend with a 3-1 win over Goulburn to finish second. 

Players thanked coaches Vicki Marks and Jen Russell for their time and knowledge, while the association thanked all the parents and volunteers who drove and helped build a successful weekend.

The story Hockey reps take on city challenges first appeared on Merimbula News Weekly.

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