Grace’s hockey ACT together
Corowa Rutherglen hockey player Grace Ronnfeldt is ready to stick it to them again after being selected in the Under 21 ACT team to play at the national championships in Sydney from July 4 to 11.
A Grade came out firing but was unable to match the intensity of Jindera. Bec, Erica and Em were great in defence and were the shinning lights. Brooke played in numerous positions and is quickly cementing her role as the team’s utility. Michelle was brilliant through the midcourt and also earned herself an award.
Awards: Ebella Massage - Bec Britton, Origin Clothing - Michelle Walker, Shell Servo Brooke Morris, Newmarket Mug - Erica Hanrahan.
B Grade started slow but played an amazing 3/4 of the game. Without the slow start the scores would have reflected how well these girls played. Tam took 17 intercepts for the game, Shelby played a cracker in WA and Sisi was back to her best in goals. A grade team game and once they nail the first quarter, look out.
Awards: Meat on the Murray - Sisi Howard, Blush Skin & Body - Chelsea Ferwerda, Shell Servo - Shelby Richardson, Newmarket Mug - Tam Lavis.
What a day, what a game. Our legs gave in at the end of the third quarter which shows what we as a team need to work on and improve to play a good four quarters.
Awards: Essential beauty - Danielle Dalrymple, Health Culture - Laura Duncan, Shell Servo - Emily Bush, Newmarket Mug - Lana Rhodes.
A tough game was had on Saturday. The girls fought right to the end. Having girls coming back from injury and having to work for their spots go gain them. Good effort by all, enjoy the week.
Awards: Border Natural Therapy - Tayla Rippingale, Cath Wood FHIT - Sarah Hynes, Newmarket Mug - Steph O’Malley.
The girls are improving each week but on Saturday we saw them piece together everything they have been working on at training. They kept a positive attitude and did not drop their heads once.
We are very proud of our girls.
Awards: Boyer Automotive - Chloe Hayes, Perfection - Alyce Hince, Lewis Fencing Maya Ross, Ladies Committee - Jorja Kingston.
Our first win for the season after the girls played an absolutely fabulous game. We are so proud of the effort they have all put in at training and on game day.
Awards: Green Bean Café - Hayley Lewis, Sportspower - Sophie Goyne, Ladies Committee - Molly Raggett.
Another great game by the girls. There were a few position changes but they all did as asked, well done girls! Tamir played a great game in various positions.
Awards: Corowa Travel Link - Tamir Richardson, Sportspower - Ava Phibbs, Ladies Committee - Remy Longmire.
We played a tough team on Saturday and unfortunately we went down.
We have a lot to work on but we can see so much improvement throughout the whole team, well done.
Awards: Green Bean Café - Lucy Barlow, Guy Street Café - Callum Potter, Ladies Committee - Maddie Ryan.
Grace has gained her respect in the ACT team with strong performances in the Under 15s and Under 18s, and, although only 18-years-of-age, is ready for ACT’s Under 21 side.
The versatile midfield, mainly 3rd inners player, plays with the elite Albury Women’s Hockey Spitfires in the ACT Capital League Class 1 Women’s competition on Saturdays and backs it up playing for the Division 1 Women’s Corowa Rutherglen United team on Sundays in the HAW Cup.
Then it’s Monday night training in Canberra - a four-hour turnaround to make the national team and subsequent training commitments. This is a general occurrence for Grace, with her proud family by her side.
Grace, who attended Rutherglen High School, works in Albury and is having a GAP year before her sports science university course next year.
Locals contribute towards Grace travel’s expenses and national competition fees, with raffles at the Rutherglen Star Hotel and other events over the years.
“Without the community’s generosity, the big steps that Grace is taking now wouldn’t be there,” her dad, former Daysdale premiership footballer Steve Ronnfeldt told The Free Press. “It’s greatly appreciated.”
Grace Ronnfeldt in action against Goulburn recently.