Lindsay is a genuine all-rounder
LINDSAY Mathison has big ambitions.
This week's Yaralla Sports Star has made her way into the development squad for the Queensland Primary Schoolgirls' hockey side and trains three times a week.
The development squad trains shadow players and talent identification.
Lindsay will travel to Grafton in New South Wales at the end of this month for a training clinic for the Queensland team.
She also recently returned from the Gold Coast where the team had an undefeated national tournament victory.
The prodigious all-rounder also competed in the Capricornia Aqualathon team at Redcliffe where they competed in a run, swim, run in February. Lindsay has also made the Port Curtis touch football team.
The 12-year-old has been playing hockey since she was five after following mum and dad onto the hockey field.
As a matter of fact, the whole Mathison family plays hockey and mum is a physical education teacher.
Lindsay also does swimming training to help her succeed at Nippers.
The Star of The Sea Primary School student competes in under-13 Nippers in such events as board, swim, ironwoman, flags and sprints.
This year is her third season with Nippers.
Lindsay said the best thing about sport was meeting new people.
“I love playing as a team,” Lindsay said.
“And I love getting in the water and hanging out at the beach. It's fun,” she said.
Lindsay said being a part of the Queensland hockey team was awesome.
“It's great to be unbeaten on a Queensland home field,” the mid-fielder said.
“I want to make the Australian hockey team as soon as I can.”
Lindsay said hockey was her favourite sport.
“But, I'm going to concentrate on Nippers as well and make the state team.”
Lindsay has already qualified in the top six of her branch in all of her individual events in Gladstone Nippers.
Lindsay plays hockey for the Meteors in both the under-12s and under-15s which mum, Jill, coaches.
“I like playing in the under-15s as it is a bit of a challenge,” Lindsay said.
Lindsay will keep up the hockey training until Grafton at the end of the month and then there will be another training camp in November.
Lindsay was excited to win the Yaralla Sports Star of the Week award and will use the $1000 to pay for her trip to Grafton and her Nippers sign-on day.