Excerpt from The Weekly Times, Wednesday 27 Nov 2019.
ABBY WILSON is part of the new breed of exciting talent at the Ryde-Hunters Hill Hockey Club that have staked a claim for international honours.
The Lithgow export has developed into one of the nation’s most lethal strikers since linking with the Panthers as a fresh faced 18 year old—helping the Ryde Club secure Sydney Women’s Hockey Metro League First Grade Premierships in 2017 and 2019 and proving the face of the NSW Pride Team in this year’s inaugural Hockey One National Women’s Championship.
Sharp shooter Wilson—a NSW representative for the past four seasons—has demonstrated her power and skill at all levels.
The forward sensation captained NSW to the quarter finals at the National Under 21 Championships in Lismore back in July where she finished the tournament’s top goal scorer with six.
She was later named in the Australian U/21 team and produced superb displays for NSW Pride in the Hockey One National Championship—scoring five goals in a pool match against Tasmania.
Wilson nabbed 24 goals for champions Ryde this season in the Sydney Women’s Metro First Grade Premiership to finish the competition’s leading goal scorer for the third season in a row—an incredible feat.
When Ryde clinched an historic Sydney Metro League Women’s Premiership in 2017, the skilful Wilson nabbed a hat-trick of goals in a 5-2 Grand Final win over favourites Gordon-North Sydney at Sydney Olympic Park.
There was more joy for the gifted striker when the Pantherettes claimed a second premiership in three years after downing Sydney University 3-1 in the title decider at Homebush back in September.