The Secondary Schools Winter Tournament Week is on this week with teams from across Northland battling those from around the country in their chosen codes.

Whangārei is hosting some of the most promising young female hockey players in the country during their tournament for the Federation Cup and Marie Fry Trophy.

The competition is at the Whangārei Hockey Centre at Kensington Park until Saturday. Thirty-six teams will take part, including Whangārei Girls' and Kamo high schools.

WGHS will play in the playoff for seventh against St Margaret's College at 9am today, while Kamo High finished 29th.

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Northern Advocate photographer John Stone went along to capture Girls' High against Villa Maria College in their quarter-final match on Thursday, (1-0 loss) and Rangi Ruru Girls' High in the playoff for 5-8 game yesterday (2-0 loss).

WGHS player Hollie Hunt gets low and fires a pass off against Rangi Ruru College yesterday.
WGHS player Hollie Hunt gets low and fires a pass off against Rangi Ruru College yesterday.
Jenny Tobin looks for a steal from the Rangi Ruru player in their playoff for the 5-8 positions yesterday.
Jenny Tobin looks for a steal from the Rangi Ruru player in their playoff for the 5-8 positions yesterday.
Girls' High player Alysha Donovan puts on a burst to clear the defender and get a great pass away at the Whangārei Hockey Centre on Thursday.
Girls' High player Alysha Donovan puts on a burst to clear the defender and get a great pass away at the Whangārei Hockey Centre on Thursday.
Girls' High player Lena Herzog looks to get her pass away to a team mate in the circle in the school's quarter final game against Villa Maria College.
Girls' High player Lena Herzog looks to get her pass away to a team mate in the circle in the school's quarter final game against Villa Maria College.