Evans Head women earn minor premiers’ status
EVANS Head Women's turf hockey players are still celebrating their minor premiership title, after a gutsy win over Northern Star on Saturday, in which our girls dominated 4-0.
But now the hockey stars have to put aside their relaxed and easy-going natures to pull on their serious shoes and concentrate on winning the premiership proper ...
Er, what's that?
No, says team delegate Sheron Napper.
What the girls must do is not change their winning style at all!
It seems the key to success for these women is that they take their sport with a grain of salt, and enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
Evans Head hockey club started up again a dozen years a go and most of the girls in the team have been playing together for the duration.
"We can read each other's play on the field," said Sheron "And that's just as well because we don't train.
"Our coach is an esky named George and he's there at every game and he's there at the end of play to help us feel better.
"We've been consistent all year and we've come top of the ladder at the end of the competition round."
Last year the girls played an exhausting grand final against Easts, tied at full time and after extra time and after drop-offs. So the two teams shared the title of joint premiers.
Here's to hoping this year they go all the way.
But at the end of the day the competition is more of a social get together.
"We have a bevvy and discuss how bad we played," explained Sheron.
"It's a friendly and social competition."