Nepean Hockey Association win silver medal at State Indoor Championships

Nepean Hockey Association Div 1 Women.  Back row – Noelene Knowles (manager), Litiana Field, Erin Burns, Amelia Cullen, Millie Leard, Ryan Knowles (coach); Middle row – Caitie Burns, Emma McGliesh(C), Jemma Laverty; Front row – Melinda Brewin, Bronwyn Poulton, Eloise Purtell, Annie Rose Buckley.

THE Nepean Hockey Association (NHA) sent two teams away to Goulburn for the Open Women’s Indoor Hockey State Championships, which were held over 27-29th October.

The NHA Division One team made it through to the Final, where they were beaten 4-3 by Illawarra. “It was a fast-paced game that was very entertaining,” said coach Ryan Knowles. “Nepean had a chance to equalise after the final siren, from a short corner, but unfortunately the ball hit the crossbar and went out.

“Our Division Two team finished 3rd in their pool, narrowly missing the semis by a goal. The team was made up of some young and older players.

“Both teams played some sensational hockey over the weekend.

“Our next State Championships is Open Men this weekend, and it’s in also in Goulburn. Nepean is taking 3 men’s teams to this tournament.”

Nepean Results: Division 1: 3-0 over Illawarra / South Coast #2, 4-3 over Northern Sydney & Beaches, 4-4 with North West Sydney, 4-0 over Orange, 4-0 over Metro South West, 3-4 down to Illawarra / South Coast #1.

Nepean Results Division 2: 1-3 down to Metro South West, 3-2 over Central Coast, 2-1 over Bathurst, 1-3 down to Bathurst, 2-2 draw with Northern Sydney & Beaches.