Northern hockey is in good hands with three of its finest prospects named in Tasmania's under-13 squad for October's national championships.
Accompanying three North-West team-mates, the trio, who ply their trade for Launceston City, will represent the state at Hobart's Tasmanian Hockey Centre.
Darcy Carless, Hugh Shaw and Oliver Stebbings are set for the carnival, with club president Wayne Ottaway saying it's a credit to their hard work.
"Oli Stebbings comes from a fantastic family heritage with generations of players and you can see that coming through," he said.
"Darcy's father also plays division three and him and Hugh are just always keen and passionate about their hockey.
"They've all done magnificent jobs and their passion shines when they play.
"It's one thing to have the skills and another to have the effort but when you have both, it's something special."
With Launceston City being one of three clubs with three representatives in the squad, Ottaway is "chuffed" to have his club in elite company alongside Southern sides University and OHA.
"We are very proud as a club and we look to support juniors in all divisions.
"We try and encourage our juniors as a fully inclusive club with the seniors and to generate our own players for the future of our club."