Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Giddey-Up into New Hockey Role; Rosely Tackles Something Other Than Being Queensland Rep

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Giddey-Up into New Hockey Role; Rosely Tackles Something Other Than Being Queensland Rep

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ROSELY Giddey's representative hockey playing days ended three years ago.

A dodgy knee ended her illustrious career at the top of the game.

However, Giddey, a member of the Australian women's hockey squad for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, now has another role to play for those who wear the green and gold like she proudly did for so long.

Giddey said she is now enjoying being a national selector for the Australian Masters teams.

aI am having a ball,a Giddey, who represented the Queensland open women's team for four years during her career, said.

aIt means I get to sit and watch plenty of hockey a that's not a bad thing to do.a

But how is Giddey, someone who started playing hockey when she was 10, coping with watching representative hockey rather than playing it?

aI miss it to be honest, but saying that, being a selector makes up for it,a Giddey, who helped Queensland win national titles in over 35, 40, 45 and 50 age groups, said.

aBesides, I can still manage to hobble around and play club hockey for Granville in the Maryborough A2 competition. …

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