Chantal Knowles chosen in Australian Masters Hockey team

Nepean Hockey Association (NHA) representative Chantal Knowles has been chosen in the Australian Over 45 Masters Women’s team, which will contest the Oceania Trans-Tasman Masters Hockey Challenge in New Zealand next month.

The tournament is being held in Christchurch from 2nd-6th May and both countries will field both Women’s and Men’s teams in 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+ and 65+, whilst the Men will also have a 70+ category.

Masters Hockey is a family affair for the Knowles family, with Chantal’s father Ken a member of the 70+ NSW Men’s Masters team earlier this year.

Back home, Jade Close (NHA) has guided the NSW State U15 Girls team to a Bronze medal at the Australian U15 Championships, with a 3-2 shoot-out win over QLD Maroon in the playoff for 3rd and 4th positions. Jade was head coach of the team, assisted by Emma McLeish.

Chantal Knowles in her Australian uniform, alongside her father Ken Knowles.  Photo supplied.

Addison Wilson (NHA) was a member of the NSW Blues U15 Girls team, which finished in 9th spot at the Championships.

The NHA is currently running U8 ‘Have a Go’ sessions at the Kingswood fields, with the first being run on 27th April. The second session is on Thursday 4th May and interested parents and children should simply turn up at the Hockey Centre UWS or email