Hockey an ice idea. Hawks are seeking out new players

Juanita Berrow, Brookes Goulds, Alicia Kelly and Sydney Fricker.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d446896
Juanita Berrow, Brookes Goulds, Alicia Kelly and Sydney Fricker.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d446896

PROPONENTS of a new women’s hockey team say their aim is to contribute to the development of the game in WA.

The Hawks Ice Hockey Club, based at the new Cockburn Ice Arena in Bibra Lake, is currently seeking out potential players ahead of its February try-outs.

Club representative Juanita Berrow said the try-outs would be used to put together a women’s team and a development squad.

“Contrary to popular belief, the popularity of ice hockey is increasing tremendously. The league in WA is quite large with 36 registered teams across many divisions,” she said.

“Our aim is to contribute towards the development and growth of women’s ice hockey in WA.”

Berrow said the team wanted to develop players who could push for the national team, and hoped one day to be strong enough to compete in the national league.

For now, they will start small, which means taking part in a mixed league in Perth throughout the 2016 season, plus two exciting international competitions in Singapore and Bangkok.

Berrow said players of all skill levels could enjoy giving the sport a go.

“Ice hockey is a really fun sport to play; it’s fast and action-packed,” she said.

“Being able to play on a women’s team or women development squad is a fun and supportive way to learn the game and there is incredible opportunities for talented players in Australia.”

For information email hawkswomensicehockey@ gmail.com.