Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Hockey Squad Prepares to Enter Their Field of Dreams

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Hockey Squad Prepares to Enter Their Field of Dreams

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Byline: Stuart Turner Sports editor

A PUNISHING draw may await but Far North Coast's top over-35 women's players have their eye on the silverware.

The region's squad is preparing for the 2013 Bridges Women's Masters North Field State Championships, which get underway this Friday.

FNC's Division One team will do it tough, with three of its four group stage games at the Armidale tournament all scheduled for Saturday's day two.

Despite the daunting challenge in prospect, coach Rhonda Mathers said she was confident the side could go well.

"We will think about winning our first match on the day and then worry about the rest," she said.

"It is likely to be cold up there as well, so our preparations will be very important. I am pretty confident (though). We are taking away a good side.

"If they all play to their ability, we should go well."

Dozens of sides from across the state are attending the annual event.

FNC is sending two teams, with a second side competing in Division Five. …

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