Armidale and NSW Country hockey representative Sarah Parker receives a cheque yesterday from Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall to help her travel to Darwin for the Australian Country Hockey Championships next week.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
ARMIDALE hockey star Sarah Parker is busily and nervously packing her bags for what will be the highlight of her sporting career so far.
The 23-year-old has been selected in the NSW Country Women’s squad to contest the Australian Country Championships in Darwin next week and yesterday received financial support for her trip from local clubs and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall
“I congratulate Sarah on her selection and wish her every success in Darwin at the national championships,” Mr Marshall said.
“Sarah is undoubtedly ones of the top players in our region, but is most special about her is the time she puts back into the sport as a volunteer, umpire and a coach of several junior teams.
“Sarah is a gifted player and someone held in very high regard by everyone involved in hockey.
“It’s a real pleasure to support athletes like Sarah to represent our region and this state and national championships.”
Mr Marshall also thanked and acknowledged the Armidale City Bowling Club and the Armidale Ex-Services Club for their financial support of Sarah, as well as the Armidale Sports Council and Radio Station 2AD/100.3.
“We live in a wonderful community that is incredibly generous. I know Sarah is very appreciative of all the support she has received,” he said.
The talented midfielder has been moved up front this season for local club Breakaways and her goal scoring prowess has propelled the side to the top of the Division 1 table, still undefeated for the season.
Sarah will play in the midfield for the NSW Country team. The Australian Country Championships begin on 24 July