EVEN though she missed out on the NSW All Schools team, Kinross-CYMS’ Belle Tierney said the experience will help her at club level.
Tierney tried out for the All Schools team as part of the NSW Combined Independent Schools squad, at last weekend’s trials on the Central Coast.
“I missed out unfortunately,” she said, speaking ahead of Kinross-CYMS’ women’s Premier League Hockey clash with Parkes United tomorrow.
“But it was a great weekend, we did well as a team and I thought I played pretty well, it was good experience and made me a better player.”
In her first top grade season, Tierney has found a place in the green and golds’ forward line, and said her team needs to focus on the basics to earn their third win of the season, and second consecutive victory.
“It’s been really fun, I’m enjoying it,” she said.
“Last week was a good win. Parkes are going pretty well, and I know they have a few good individual players. I don’t know much about them though.
“I think if we can do our basics well, sticking our passes and holding on to the ball. We need to make sure we mark tight too.
“Personally, I just want to help out my teammates and make sure I’m sticking my passes.”
Kinross-CYMS’ coach Pete Shea echoed Tierney’s thoughts, saying simple hockey would put his team in good stead today.
“We would love to keep some of the momentum going,” Shea said.
“We’ll welcome back Chloe Barrett and Mel Woods, they’ll give us quite a bit more experience which is great.
“We just threw the ball away last time we played Parkes. We turned it over easily and gave them easy possession.
If we can hold on to it a bit better today it will go a long way to winning us the game.”
Kinross-CYMS take on Parkes at the Orange Hockey Centre from 1.10pm.