Coraki's rising hockey stars
NOT many clubs can boast a large number of members making it to state level for their sport, but Coraki Hockey Club can.
With seven juniors making it to different stages of representation, including a couple of seniors who are off to play for Australia, the small riverside village has every right to be proud.
"This year has been the best year we have had with the kids (in rep teams)," parent Phil Gwynne said.
Mr Gwynne has two children who have made it to representative level.
"Britney is in the Under-13 girls' squad and, along with Aleesha Marks, will be going to the state selection trials where they will be off to Perth if they get in," he said.
"My son Jackson Gwynne and Bailey Powell made the Under-15 state team and will be going to Adelaide in October."
Other hockey members who have done well include Tom Brown, who is heading to Nowra to play in the state team for the Under-13s in late September, and Lucas Brown and Hayden Scurr who are in the NSW Blue Under-13 development team.
Seniors David Brown (Over-40s) and Peter Ryan (Over-50s) have both made it to the Australian squad and will attend training camps in Holland and Germany before going to England for the Hockey World Cup.