Kedron Wavell Wolves dressed to redress hockey heartbreak

By on March 12, 2014
Kedron Wavell Wolves Maddie James and Tammy Eiser try out the new Kedron Wavell Wolves strip.

Maddie James and Tammy Eiser try out the new Kedron Wavell Wolves strip.

DEVASTATING. That’s how Kedron Wavell coach Nikki Taylor described her division 1 team’s extra-time loss in the Brisbane Women’s Hockey Association grand final last year.

But the long wait to atone for the last-minute golden-goal heartbreaker is over as Saturday’s season-opener marks the start of the 2014 campaign to seize the crown that Valley so cruelly snatched away in September.

With the scores locked at full-time in the grand final, Taylor said her young charges had the run of play in extra time – until Valley found the back of the goal with just 30 seconds on the clock.

“The players were devastated … But they knew they had done everything they could,” Taylor said.

New signings include Jillaroo

Kedron Wavell have added some fresh talent this year in goalie Audrey Smith, and strikers Savannah Fitzpatrick and Britt Noffke.

Smith comes from the Australian Institute of Sport in Perth, and was a member of the Jillaroos Junior World Cup squad.

Fitzpatrick and Noffke have joined from Easts.

Saturday’s clash will also christen the Wolves’ new strip, which players picked up at training last night (Wednesday) at Burringbar Park, Chermside.

Kedron Wavell open the season against St Andrews at 5pm at the State Hockey Centre, Colmslie.

Kedron Wavell honoured

Kedron Wavell Hockey secretary Christine BlanchardIn other news, club secretary Christine Blanchard (pictured) said Kedron Wavell were named as Hockey Australia’s first Club of the Month.

“This is as a result of a very successful Hookin2Hockey program one of our ladies ran which attracted 80 kids between 5 and 9,” Blanchard said.

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Nick Moore is the editor of He also edits the printed Great Wait. Nick started as a journalist in 1993 and has worked for Fairfax, News Corp and APN.

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