Aussie stars lead Thunder in Super League
HOCKEY: Australian representatives will lead some of Wide Bay's hottest hockey prospects into the Poligras Super League this weekend.
Former gold medal-winning Kookaburra and Bundaberg product Troy Elder will lend his experience to the men's Wide Bay Thunder, while Commonwealth Games silver medal winner and Hockeyroos legend Jodie Kenny will be part of the women's team.
The Thunder sides, filled with the most talented current and former players from Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Gympie and the Sunshine Coast, will take on the best Queensland has to offer at the three-day, Brisbane competition.
Wide Bay's women's team will be the first to play, when they face Brisbane Blitz at noon on Saturday.
The male side faces Brisbane Fury in its first game from 3pm the same day. Each team will play a total of five games - two each on Saturday and Sunday, then one on Monday morning - before the finals.
Men: Matt Axelsen, Harrison Parker, Ed Hamill (Jnr), Roy Tucker, Tarack Chappell, Troy Elder, Ellery Dunn, Mitchell Kersnovske, Josh Mynott, Ian Schulz, Jack Tucker, Drew Wenzel, Carter Chappell, Luis Helfersdorfer, James Easton, Joshua Baxter, Karl Harland, Blake Kroning
Women: Aymee Dowell, Abbie Eising, Britt Nofke, Annie Collins, Charlee Livesey, Majella Barnes, Amy Smith, Caitlin Day, Jessie Staples, Jodie Kenny, Leah Kinbacher, Kelsey Linton, Rebecca Greiner, Ashleigh Robertson, Anniston Chappell, Shanelle Adams, Eva Golusin, Taylah-Lee Bauer