Magpies take on Rovers Gold in grand final rematch

REMATCH: Rovers Gold will be keen to reverse the result of last years grand final loss and beat the Magpies this weekend.
REMATCH: Rovers Gold will be keen to reverse the result of last years grand final loss and beat the Magpies this weekend.

It will be a big weekend of senior hockey on Saturday with all grades contesting their grand finals.


The A grade women's grand final will see Magpies take on Rovers Gold.

Magpies have plenty of dynamic young players with speed all over the park with the likes of India Draper, Peta Fagan and Meghan Searl sure to be heavily involved in the match.

They will look to the experience of Wendy Rix and Cherie Johnstone to guide them around the field.

Rovers Gold are definitely up to the task and always play solidly as a team.

Sarah Hartin and Casey Miles have been in outstanding form in the mid-field and will both need to bring this form to this important match.

Sisters, Merryn Unger and Louise Hawken are always dangerous in the circle and can score a goal from anywhere.


Tash Tanks - Agile young goalkeeper who will put her body on the line to defend the goal-mouth.

Judy Kross - our calm and reliable full-back. Can break down play with her strong tackles.

Jane Grosvenor - The experienced player on the team who will be guiding her side on the weekend. Has an amazing reach and tackle.

Nat Kelly - Always reliable in defence with the ability to make some super tackles.

Ashleigh Sense - One of our super sub Sense sisters who works hard all game and never gives up.

Codie Sense - A trusty defender who pulls off some awesome tackles.

Louise Hawken - Dynamic, strong player. Found the back of the net in the final and looking to find it again this weekend. She has the goal fever.

Susie Mackay - Hard-working defender with a great tackle.

Merryn Field - Leading goal-scorer for PHI this season and looking to find the back of the net this weekend.

Casey Miles - has been one of the best players running around this season. Fast, fit and fierce with the ability to knock in a goal with her great shot.

Sarah Hartin - Parkes' best player this season. Silky skills and will control the mid-field with her beautiful distribution. One to watch.

Cass Hodges - Skills, skills, skills. Cass will be dangerous the minute she enters the 25.

Louise Edwards - super coach from the sideline this year.


Wendy Rix - Continually proves to the world there can only be one Chooka! Skills and mongrel always in the action

Cherie Johnstone - Boof is an original pan-licker, will be keen to talk the girls through another GF steering the ship from the back, will make more tackles than Cronulla Sharks' whole team

Maureen Massey - Just like a good Red she keeps getting better with age! We love ya Maudy!

Louise Witherow - Solid as a rock, nothing will get through her, quick when needed but will time her runs.

Lori Ross - Not Bub's first rodeo, has faced many GFs in the Black and White, is a quiet achiever.

Meghan Searl - Everyone's favourite ankle biter, full of determination and plenty of fire in her belly. Born to be a Pie!

India Draper - 'Get it India' will dominate on Saturday, we've been happy for her to ' tag' along with us this season

Stacey Ross - Commonly mistaken to look like she's got the 'go slows' this youngster has a cracking turn of pace and her skills are on point, definite danger.

Peta Fagan - Loved watching this terrier in the Black and White this year, Foxy Fagan will prove hard to catch! Definitely an athlete.

Savannah Draper - ' Battered Sav' has strengthened Magpies defence, her consistency is admirable, such a workhorse.

Sommer Tanswell - Ol Jimski is back out of the gate for an A Grade grand final, odds on favourite to jag a deflection!

Olivia Thompson, Bria Constable, Lucy Turner and Meg Turner - The best ' Big 4' in the whole of Australia, these big girls are the reason Magpies are in the GF, playing consistently each week they are bred to bleed black and white! Definite characters!


In the B grade women's grand final Rovers Black will take on Magpies Black.

It will be a match of experience versus youth.

Rovers Black have plenty of experience amongst their ranks with Codie Sense, Sass Tildsley and Carla Peden expected to step up this weekend.

Rovers Black will need to work hard to contain the enthusiasm of the talented juniors in the Magpies side with Meghan Searl, Meg Turner and Lucy Turner all having great seasons this year.


In the C grade women's grand final Magpies White will take on Marist.

Skye Harris has been in great form for Magpies this season and is expected to perform well along with Eliza Creith and Katie Shambrook who are both capable of knocking in goals in the circle.

Lyndal Matthews has dominated the mid-field this year and will be looking to control the match for her side. Jordan Moody and Leanne Miles are also expected to have their usual consistent games for Marist.


In the B grade men's grand final Rovers Gold will take on Magpies White.

Rovers have had a strong season and well-deserved first spot in the grand final.

They have plenty of talent amongst their junior brigade with Declan Daley, Jacob Chambers, Nic Job and Jack Westcott all capable of player of the match performances on Saturday.

Magpies White have equal talent amongst their junior ranks with Tommy Searl, Jack Skinner and Royce Simpson all expected to have big games.

This match will be expected to go right down to the final hooter.


In the C grade men's grand final Cellars Aqua will take on Magpies Black.

In their semi-final match up, these two sides could only be separated by a sudden death penalty shoot out, so it is sure to be another cracker of a match.

Dane Hendry has been one of Cellars' best this season with Craig Kelly and Hugo Fenton also expected to perform strongly.

Graeme Tanswell will guide his troops around and will expect big games from youngsters Joseph Tanswell, Lachlan Plumer and James Finn.

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