McCormick sis­ters are Berri bound

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SIS­TERS Eloise and Ge­or­gia McCormick are rep­re­sent­ing Coun­try Vic­to­ria in the up­com­ing Aus­tralian Coun­try Cham­pi­onships in Berri, South Aus­tralia this week.

The tour­na­ment runs for 10 days and we play all the other states, ter­ri­to­ries and the Aus­tralian De­fence Force Team.

This is Ge­or­gia’s third year rep­re­sent­ing the team, with the 10-day event Eloise’s first Coun­try Cham­pi­onships ex­pe­ri­ence.

The sis­ters play hockey for Beech­worth Hockey Club in the com­bined Beech­worthWom­bats Divi­sion one hockey team in Al­buryWodonga.

Ge­or­gia also play Premier League Hockey for Essendon Hockey Club in Mel­bourne.

There are six rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Al­bury Wodonga rep­re­sent­ing Coun­try Vic­to­ria who were se­lected from the Se­nior Coun­try Cham­pi­onships held in Gee­long over the June long week­end ear­lier in the year where the Se­nior Womens Al­bury-Wodonga side won.

Both play­ers are look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge at the Aus­tralian Coun­try Cham­pi­onships and look­ing for­ward to fac­ing some of the best play­ers re­gional Aus­tralia has to of­fer with the aim to in­spire young tal­ented, up and com­ing hockey play­ers from Beech­worth Hockey Club.

The Vic­to­rian Coun­try hockey side is full of fit, fast and smart play­ers.

There are six girls (in­clud­ing Eloise) in the side that are com­ing away for the first time but will be ably sup­ported by two great coaches, Disco and DT who are full of ideas and in­spi­ra­tion for us to bring home the gold.

The tour­na­ment starts on Fri­day with our first game against a tough NSW side.

“We are both look­ing for­ward to play­ing tough hockey and de­vel­op­ing our skills and knowl­edge of the game,” Ge­or­gia McCormick said.

“We hope to bring home the gold medal.”

The com­peti­tors over the tour­na­ment also have the op­por­tu­nity to be se­lected in the se­nior Aus­tralian coun­try team that plays in New Zealand, April 2019.

BLOOD TIES: Eloise (left) and Ge­or­gia McCormick are off to rep­re­sent Coun­try Vic­to­ria at the Aus­tralian Coun­try Hockey Cham­pi­onships in Berri, South Aus­tralia to­day.

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