Nelson Bay Hockey Players Participate in State Championships At Lithgow News Of The Area Port Stephens Sport by News Of The Area - Modern Media - June 28, 2021 The Hunter hockey team at the State Championships. NELSON Bay was well represented at the NSW State Hockey Championships. The Steggles U15 Girls State Hockey Championships were held in Lithgow over three days. Four Nelson Bay Hockey members played in the Hunter representative team. Despite the cold weather the Hunter team was very competitive and came away third in their pool. Nelson Bay Hockey Club members Emily Kabayama, Jordan Fischer, Tahlia Andrijic and Lily Payne all attended training at Maitland in the lead up to the carnival, and then played in five games over the three day carnival. Roxy Gee Kay of Nelson Bay Hockey Club told News Of The Area, “The girls were really fortunate to have Peter Moore offer to coach them over the weekend, and also at four training sessions leading up to the event. “Peter is the U13s State girls squad coach, so it was really a wonderful opportunity for our girls to experience the talent of a high level coach.” The girls had a great time getting to know the other Hunter players who joined the team from Maitland and Newcastle. For the Nelson Bay Hockey Club members representing the Hunter region it was a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to have a great time. By Marian SAMPSON The Hunter Hockey team with their coach Peter Moore.