HOCKEY New England continue to dominate with the under 15’s winning the silver medal at last weekend’s indoor hockey state championships on the Central Coast.
The girls suffered a 5-3 loss in their first match against North West Sydney before they bounced back to beat Metro South West 5-3.
Further wins against Tamworth and Newcastle ensured their place in the semi-finals. They defeated Northern Sydney and beaches 4-3 to qualify for the decider against Illawarra.
Illawarra was far too strong in the final and the New England side finished with a silver medal. Coach Mark Low said the highlight of the carnival for him was the teamwork his side showed throughout every match.
"We had a slow start, went down to Sydney North and we shouldn't have but that was just first game jitters I think,” he said.
“We haven't got any superstars in our side but they worked together really well, it was a really solid team effort.”
The boys’ under 15’s New England team also put in solid performances to finish second in their division one pool.
The NSW sides to compete at the national carnival were announced with Meg Lye, Nathan Czinner, Jake McCann making the under 15’s teams and Hayley Lennon selected as a shadow player.
In other hockey representative selections, Olympican Georgie Morgan was selected for the Australian Trans Tasman series and the International Festival of Hockey. Carolyn Beresford and Cyndy Slade were also selected in the over 50’s Australian Trans Tasman Team.
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