By Jim Birchall
Howick Pakuranga Hockey club under 13 players, Victoria Alves Flood, Hannah Cullingworth, and Emmerson Garrett have had a fantastic season playing in the Premier A year 7/8 team who made the finals of their competition.
Emmerson captained the team and Victoria was named Most Valuable player. The girls have been playing together for some time, and that camaraderie was rewarded when all three were named in the Auckland under 13 representative team. They were lucky enough to be coached by senior Howick Pakuranga player Sophie Richards.
Travelling with the team to Wellington for the recently concluded Collier tournament, Hannah was the top goal scorer and was named most valuable player. The team went on to make the final but were tipped out by Canterbury.