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Lydia and Tessa Coote trade the Cavaliers skirt for the Northern Hawks

Andrew Mathieson
By Andrew Mathieson
Updated August 23 2019 - 10:07am, first published 5:30am
SISTERS IN ARMS: Northern Hawks pair Tessa and Lydia Coote will defend the new side against their former club in the State League grand final. Picture: Jess Stevenson

Amid all the hype of a State League grand final that has taken Launceston by hold, there's a backstory of sisters first passing balls around the Scottsdale family home.

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Andrew Mathieson

Andrew Mathieson

Sports Journalist

The day I realised I wasn't good enough to play for St Kilda or be the No.1 spinner for Australia was when I realised journalism was the closest I could come to follow my passion for sport. And it's not just about the scores for me. It's the back story behind the game.

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