A bright future for sport star
TWELVE-year-old all-round athlete Hannah Lowry is this week’s Yaralla Sports Star.
Hannah, who is a member of Sparks Hockey Club, has been playing hockey for the past half-a-dozen years.
“I began playing with friends when I was six and my mum used to play hockey when she was younger as well,” Hannah said.
She plays centre-half for Sparks U12’s hockey team and full-back for the Queensland and Gladstone representative hockey teams.
The year seven Star Of The Sea student said she felt great and excited about winning the Yaralla Sports Star award.
“It’s fun to play hockey with and against my friends and it keeps me fit,” Hannah said.
Hannah has recently competed in the U12 Girls State Hockey Titles in Toowoomba and has been selected in the Queensland team to compete at the Nationals on the Gold Coast in August.
“I feel great about making the Queensland Hockey Team and would love to make the Australian Hockey team playing against the other states,” she said.
“We have just started training for the Queensland team.”
Prior to this Hannah was selected in the Port Curtis and Capricornia hockey teams in order to be eligible for State selection.
Last week Hannah competed in the U13 girls State Hockey Titles in Atherton as a member of the Gladstone representative team.
In Atherton Hannah made the reserve four for the Queensland hockey team.
Hannah has also competed as a Queensland State representative twice for swimming and in 2008 and 2009 was selected in the Queensland team to compete in the National Swimming Titles where she placed fourth and fifth in the finals. Last year Hannah was selected in the Capricornia Athletics Team but had to withdraw due to swimming commitments.
At this year’s school athletic carnival Hannah competed in seven events and won all seven of them.
The versatile athlete also represents her school in hockey, swimming and athletics and hopes to continue her sporting career and intends to concentrate on hockey and athletics in the future.
Hannah plans on giving her prizemoney to her mum to cover the cost of travelling to Atherton and Toowoomba with her representative sides.
She will receive $500 and Sparks Hockey Club will receive $500 for the further development of their sport.