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Proud as punch! Knuth offers support to Atherton based Laura on making it to U19s Qld Hockey team

Jun 13, 2018

Proud as punch! Knuth offers support to Atherton based Laura on making it to U19s Qld Hockey team

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018

Shane Knuth MP was proud as punch in taking time to congratulate and support Atherton based Laura Trezise last week on making it through to the Queensland Under-19 Hockey Team.

Shane Knuth MP was proud as punch in taking time to congratulate and support Atherton based Laura Trezise last week on making it through to the Queensland Under-19 Hockey Team.

Laura has made the break-through after playing three years as goalie for Peninsula in the State Championships. She will become a part of the Queensland School Sport Under-19 team set to compete during the tour of New Zealand in the school holidays over September and October this year.

Laura loves being a goalie and works hard at it, playing for the Atherton Tomahawks in the Cairns competition as well as in the local tournament, and coaches a youngsters team.

Mr Knuth said it’s wonderful to see as the Tablelands has such an active hockey following.

“This area is well known for its hockey, it’s great to see so much participation in the sport, which Laura has no doubt capitalised on – representing this region is an honour, but representing our state is a marvelous achievement,” he said.

Mr Knuth was more than happy to provide a donation towards the family’s goal of reaching $4000 in funding to help send Laura on her trip.

“I wish her all the best in the championships, I am pleased to support, and to help assist,” Mr Knuth said.

Laura said her family has always been into hockey and feels honoured and excited to be going over to New Zealand and experiencing a game at a whole new level.

“It’s a family sport, cousins, aunties, everyone! I didn’t think someone from the Tablelands could make it into Qld like that. It was a huge a shock – I rang everyone and they were so shocked on the phone – my sister was screaming and jumping up and down,” Laura said.

“I’m so excited and keen to go, I just want to go over there and play the best hockey that I can. To experience it,” Laura said.

Laura encourages anyone thinking of playing hockey to give it a go.

“Hockey is an amazing sport to get out there and get to know people. I’ve made many close friends, amazing coaches and supporters who are now family friends – it’s amazing.”