Fly­ing flag forWA at cham­pi­onships

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway -

THE WA un­der-15 girls hockey team fin­ished first and the boys sec­ond at the Aus­tralian In­door Cham­pi­onships in Vic­to­ria re­cently.

Clare­mont res­i­dent Emme-lotte Van Der Lin­den and Naomi Brown, of Swan­bourne, were among the win­ners in the girls team.

Girls head coach Erin Judd said she was very happy with her team’s per­for­mance.

“We’re ab­so­lutely stoked with the re­sult, it was a fan­tas­tic ef­fort,” Judd said.

“The team gelled well to­gether; they had no prob­lem know­ing where each other would be on the field.”

Wem­b­ley res­i­dent Alex Chain and Tren­ton Matthews, of Jolimont, were part of the boys team.

Boys head coach David Og­den said he was pleased with his team’s ef­forts through­out the tour­na­ment.

“The group ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions. The ma­jor­ity of the team hadn’t par­tic­i­pated in a na­tional in­door tour­na­ment be­fore and to get that far and to com­pete ag­gres­sively in the way they did,” Og­den said.

“It was a great ef­fort from the guys and they all worked well to­gether. The tour­na­ment was huge in terms of their devel­op­ment as in­door hockey play­ers.”

The win­ning girls team and their coaches.

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