IN ACTION: Rebecca Greiner representing the Queensland Scorchers in Perth.
IN ACTION: Rebecca Greiner representing the Queensland Scorchers in Perth. Contributed

Greiner soaks up knowledge playing for state

REBECCA Greiner is living out one of her childhood dreams.

The talented 17-year-old Bundaberg striker is representing Queensland Scorchers in her first Australian Hockey League tournament in Perth.

Competing against and playing alongside some of the best player from the world has Greiner pinching herself.

"It's been a lot of fun so far,” Greiner said.

"We have some experienced Hockeyroos in our team.”

Greiner is soaking up the atmosphere and observing the professional approach her teammates are taking on and off the field.

"They are not thinking about hockey 24-7,” she said.

"They've given me tips on balancing hockey and life.”

ON THE BALL: Rebecca Greiner attempts to regain possession for Queensland.
ON THE BALL: Rebecca Greiner attempts to regain possession for Queensland. Contributed

The Scorchers have played four games so far with a game against New Zealand last night.

In the their first three games the Scorchers beat Tasmania 2-0, lost to Western Australia 0-2 and defeated Northern Territory 3-0.

Greiner says while it's been a mixed bag in the competition so far the team is starting to find its feet.

"We are starting to get in to our groove,” she said.

"I have had a great game time and been part of the starting line-up.

"That's a great confidence boost and I haven't had any time to get nervous ahead of the game.”

Today the Scorchers play ACT and Greiner is confident the team can overcome the opposition.

"We have had a practice match against ACT and did well against them,” she said.

"We were a bit unlucky against Western Australia and I think we will be mindful that we need to get out there and get the results this time.”



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