Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Bright Stars Sparkle at Nationals; Fitzpatrick and Nance Impressing for Queensland

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Bright Stars Sparkle at Nationals; Fitzpatrick and Nance Impressing for Queensland

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Byline: Greg Martin greg.martin@tweednews.com.au

SWEET 16 and super on a hockey field a that's Kingscliff High's dynamic duo of Savannah Fitzpatrick and Gabrielle Nance.

The two rising stars of the sport are representing a white hot Queensland side at the Australian Under-18 Championships at the State Hockey Centre in Brisbane.

Queensland has been on fire at the titles, winning four, drawing one and losing one of their matches in the round-robin series to be challenging strongly for a top berth heading into the finals series.

If the Maroons can topple South Australia in this afternoon's final round-robin fixture, they'll finish on top of the ladder and meet a lowly-ranked side in the first of the playoffs.

Despite playing alongside and against older players, the Kingscliff kids have acquitted themselves admirably and have not been overawed by the standard of play.

In fact, both of them have appeared in all but one of the six matches, such has been their contribution to their team's success. …

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