Tatura's Mardi Petherick has been selected to take to the field for Victoria in the under-14 invitational hockey tournament.GEORGINA CAHILL August 8, 2014 3:15am
Tatura’s Mardi Petherick is one of the best junior hockey players in Victoria.
Petherick was one of 16 players selected in the under-14 state side.
The 13-year-old will compete in the under-14 invitational against ACT and NSW at the State Netball Hockey Centre, Parkville, from September 30 to October 3.
Petherick started playing hockey when she was in Year 3.
‘‘I had a teacher at school and she was into hockey and we had some other friends who were too and they gave me my first hockey stick,’’ Petherick said.
Petherick has played for Mooroopna in Goulburn Valley Hockey Association since she started in the sport.
Petherick debuted in the A-grade side last year and is well and truly the youngest player in the Cats’ side.
Petherick, a Year 8 Notre Dame College student, has had three training sessions with the state side and will continue to travel to Melbourne twice a week until the competition begins.
Petherick said her new teammates were incredibly talented.
‘‘They’re really nice and they’re really skilful,’’ she said.
Petherick also plays for the North East Knights in the Junior State Championship and she said her field position depended on which team she was playing for.
‘‘I play half, sort of left, right, sometimes centre,’’ she said.
Mum Chris said once Mardi started playing hockey, there was no looking back.
‘‘(Mardi) just wanted to play hockey. Netball was so girlie,’’ Chris said with a laugh.
Chris said Mooroopna had offered her daughter immense support throughout her time at the club.
‘‘The A-women for Mooroopna have been awesome with her,’’ she said.
‘‘They mentored her through last year and she played in the grand final with them.’’
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