ACT Hockey league grand finals

Goulburn Men's hockey team and the under 18 women head to Canberra on Saturday as grand finalists in the Hockey ACT competition. The men play at 5.30pm on the National Hockey Centre Carter Field in Lyneham. The girls take to Carter Field at 9.15am against Uni Juniors/Central.

Last weekend the Goulburn girls had five goals to nil against Daramalan College. In the regular season Daramalan finished third on the ladder and Goulburn second. Leading the competition with 10 wins, one loss and a draw was Uni Juniors/Central, one win ahead of Goulburn in the 12-game competition. Goulburn's strength, according to captain Emma Baxter, is the way the girls have continued to improve and work together as a team not as individuals throughout the season.

DETERMINED: Under 18 women's coach Garth James and men's coach (right) Todd Devlin encourage captains Emma Baxter and Aaron Kershaw to keep focused and play to their strengths on Saturday. Photo: Darryl Fernance

DETERMINED: Under 18 women's coach Garth James and men's coach (right) Todd Devlin encourage captains Emma Baxter and Aaron Kershaw to keep focused and play to their strengths on Saturday. Photo: Darryl Fernance

Goulburn men had a three goals to nil win against Western District last Saturday, which put them up against Old Canberrans. These two teams have proved to be very competitive throughout the State League division one season. They have both produced some very exciting hockey and are fierce rivals on the field. Goulburn is very strong defensively and as their team chosen name Geckos suggests, stealthful in attack with a strong midfield to transition the ball. Goulburn is evenly matched with minor premiers, Old Canberrans, so expect a fast but controlled game with no quarter given.