"Stick down" shouted around Gladstone Hockey fields again
"STICK down. Stick down" is once again echoing around the Gladstone hockey fields as the junior competition started on Saturday.
Young children like seven-year-old Jhett McClure were able to find the back of the net in their first game in Rookey 7s, while Summer Blackmore donned the cleats to run up and down the field in the Under 13 girls.
Playing for Meteors in the eight all draw against Yaralla Jhett somehow found the space and time to knock in a goal.
He said he was passed the ball and there wasn't a defender in sight.
"I gave it a good hit and scored," he said.
In the under 13s girls on the big field, Souths were too good for Boyne Island Tannum Sands Crocs, winning 7-2.
Souths have been playing together for a few years and that experienced showed against the Crocs who formed this year.
Souths player Tia Crosica said her team played well together considering they hadn't trained much.
The Crocs' Summer Blackmore looked exhausted after the game and said she found it hot playing on the grass field.
She scored both of the Crocs' goals and was one of the best on the field.
"It probably wasn't the best we have played but we didn't have our main goal keeper and haven't been training over the summer," she said.
"We need to spread out more and not be in a bunch around the ball.
"Then we will be able to move it around the field easier and be able to score more."