Port Macquarie's successful representative state indoor hockey championships experience

IN their first year playing in division two, Port Macquarie had some success at the state indoor representative hockey championships in Gosford.

Port Macquarie girls' indoor hockey team: (from back left) then front from left
Matilda Holbrook (captain), Cate Lindeman, Alyssa Slattery, Emily Currey, Sienna Toohey, Maddison Drewwit, Colin Pursehouse (coach)
(from front left) Dominica Toohey, Jade Millward, Zara Ferguson.

Port Macquarie girls' indoor hockey team: (from back left) then front from left Matilda Holbrook (captain), Cate Lindeman, Alyssa Slattery, Emily Currey, Sienna Toohey, Maddison Drewwit, Colin Pursehouse (coach) (from front left) Dominica Toohey, Jade Millward, Zara Ferguson.

The women’s team made the semi-finals before they bowed out of the competition 4-2.

Team manager Karen Millward said they played some “amazing hockey in that game.”

“The team that beat the girls in the semi final had only had one goal scored against them all tournament and had scored 31 goals in the four previous games,” she said.

“So it was an absolutely fantastic effort from our girls to come so close in the final.”

The Port Macquarie girls won three of their four games throughout the event.

In those three games they didn’t concede a goal and scored eight – 1-0, 2-0 and 5-0.

Team coach Colin Pursehouse was proud of the effort from the team in their first experience playing in division two.

“The girls played their hearts out but had great fun in the process.”

Players player for the tournament was a tie between Sienna Toohey and her sister Dominica.

Goalkeeper Alyssa Slattery was outstanding while Jade Millward was the highest goalscorer.

Cate Lindeman and Zara Ferguson were composed in front of goal, Maddison Drewwit was amazing in defence and Emily Currey played well in both attack and defence.

Matilda Holbrook’s work as team captain has been recognised with after she earned place as a shadow reserve in the NSW state team.

Sienna Toohey was named development player of the tournament.

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