Local Academy athletes' shine at NSW Men's Hockey Championships
Written on the 19 June 2017 by SWSAS
Our local Macarthur region was the host of Hockey NSW's premier sporting contest, when the NSW Men's Hockey Championships were held at Macarthur's Narellan Hockey Centre over the Queen's Birthday weekend.
Our local Metro South West association, entered teams in all 3 divisions of the Championships, with each division receiving excellent spectator support from the large local and vocal crowd in attendance,
With a high contingent of young 'up and coming' players participating in an Open Championship for the first time, the association could not repeat its excellent results of 2016, eventually missing out on the finals in all divisions.
But there were many outstanding personal performances by our local future stars.
Division 3 Academy athletes Damian Chown and Karl Osbourne were outstanding in a team that was out-classed for the majority of its 6 games in 2 days physically demanding and unfortunate draw.
Ben Southwell also held his head high with 8 other past Academy athletes in division 2, where his team was pipped for victory in a number of its games.
And, recent Academy athletes Nathanael Stewart, Dylan Pardy, Jared Flanagan, Jackson Harrison, Landon Morley, Joshua Gregory and Ben Andaloro put in exceptional performances for our local association in the tough division one competition.
It was also great to see another past Academy athlete and current Australian Kookaburra Glenn Turner in good form and scoring goals, even if it was for our southern neighbours Goulburn.
To find out more about the Academy's Hockey program or any of its other sports, call 4627 7622, or email email@example.com