Indoor Hockey Festival – results

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Get all the latest results from the Australian Indoor Hockey Festival here. The festival is proudly supported by Destination NSW and Destination Wollongong.

The medallists for the Open Division of the have been decided. After three days of competition, the Men’s and Women’s Open Division threw up some thrilling finales.

Men’s Open Competition

In the Men’s gold medal match, New South Wales prevailed in a scintillating encounter against the Australian Capital Territory. The Final went to a penalty shootout after scores were locked 7-7 at full time.

Remarkably, Scott Govers looked to have scored the winner for NSW when he converted a penalty corner in the final minute, only for another former Kookaburra, Glenn Turner to equalise and secure his hat-trick with the last touch of the game after a phenomenal last gasp interception by Jake Staines.

NSW managed to hold their nerve to win the shootout 2-1 to be crowned champions and end the tournament undefeated. Click here to watch a full replay of the match.

The bronze medal match between Queensland and Victoria was also closely contested. A first quarter brace from Matthew Agent and a last quarter double from Jared Taylor gave the Queenslanders a 4-2 victory, Taylor’s second goal in the final minute sealing the result after Victorian captain Jake Sherren had netted both of his side’s goals to set up an exciting climax. Click here to watch a full replay of the match.

Men’s Open Division
Gold Medal – NSW
Silver Medal – ACT
Bronze Medal – QLD

Women’s Open Competition

New South Wales Blue and Western Australia played out a seven goal thriller in the Women’s gold medal match, with the team in blue securing a 4-3 win.

Amazingly, six of the seven goals came in the final ten minutes after WA captain Lauren Austin opened the scoring with the first of her three goals in the 22nd minute. Kiarra Marsh drew NSW Blue level on the half hour mark before Austin replied with her second a minute later to regain WA’s advantage. But Emma Corcoran and then Litiana Field both struck to put NSW Blue in front, Marsh scoring her second in the final minute to effectively seal the result despite Austin completing her impressive hat-trick in the dying seconds. Click here to watch a full replay of the match.

New South Wales secured the bronze medal with a 4-1 triumph over Victoria. Amelia Leard, Emma McLeish both got on the scoresheet for the winners while Caitlin Burns scored a brace. Jessica Brennan scored Victoria’s solitary goal in a gallant performance against a NSW side that went unbeaten in the pool matches and only lost their semi final to NSW Blue 5-4 on penalties in a pulsating contest. Click here to watch a full replay of the bronze medal match.

All of the Men’s and Women’s Open matches were streamed LIVE on the Hockey Australia YouTube channel.

Women’s Open Division
Gold Medal – NSW Blue
Silver Medal – WA
Bronze Medal – NSW

Men’s U21 Competition

Western Australia have been crowned the 2020 Australian Under 21 Indoor Men’s Champions after edging out New South Wales in a 5-4 thriller. Amazingly, seven of the nine goals came in the second half. The match was scoreless at quarter time and 1-1 at half time, WA’s Harry Golding cancelling out Ehren Hazel’s opener just before the main break.

A Samuel Mudford field goal made it 2-1 to NSW in the 21st minute before Ryan Pace answered straight back for WA from a penalty corner. The teams continued to trade blows from penalty corners, Jared Flanagan giving NSW the lead back before Dylan Forces again tied it up from a PC to set up a grandstand last ten minutes.

Pace’s second goal a minute into the final quarter gave WA the lead for the first time but another goal to Hazel made it 4-4 with a tense seven minutes left on the clock. In one of the games of the festival, it took another exceptional penalty corner from Pace to seal his hat-trick and WA the title.

Due to smoke haze in the area from the bushfires, the bronze medallists were decided by a penalty shootout, which Queensland won 2-1 over Victoria.

Men’s U21 Division
Gold Medal – WA
Silver Medal – NSW
Bronze Medal – QLD

Women’s U21 Competition

The gold medal match saw New South Wales prove too good for New South Wales Blue in a 7-2 result. It only took a minute for the goal fest to start as Helena Tobbe hit the target for NSW before NSW Blue captain Courtney Hogan levelled the scores in the 6th minute. From there though it was all one way traffic, a quick fire Emma O’Brien brace followed by Tobbe’s second goal and Kelsey Hughes’ first had NSW well in control leading into the final quarter. Captain Emma Corcoran made it 6-1 before Comfort Ferguson scored a late consolation for NSW Blue, with Chloe Barrett putting a cherry on top with New South Wales’ seventh with two minutes remaining.

Western Australia rounded off the podium, taking bronze courtesy of a 3-2 victory over the ACT. Goals from Jayde Della and Helen Legge had given the ACT a 2-1 lead after 16 minutes but WA’s Morgan Bentley proved the game breaker, scoring twice in the space of six minutes to seal the result.

Women’s U21 Division
Gold Medal – NSW
Silver Medal – NSW Blue
Bronze Medal – WA

Men’s U18 Competition

Three goals in nine minutes has led New South Wales to claiming the Australian Men’s Under 18 Indoor title as they went through the competition undefeated. A Connor Tuddenham goal sandwiched between Samuel Wright-Smith’s double gave the team in sky blue a 3-0 win over a Victoria.

Despite conceding in the 2nd minute, Western Australia secured the bronze medal by piling on six unanswered goals to thrash the ACT 6-1 in the play-off for third place.

Men’s U18 Division
Gold Medal – NSW
Silver Medal – VIC
Bronze Medal – WA

Women’s U18 Competition

New South Wales secured yet another national title at the festival after defeating State of Origin rivals Queensland 6-2 in the Final of the Women’s Under 18 competition. The team from NSW went in hot favourites after winning all six of their matches leading up to the Final and the game followed the form guide. Eva Reith-Snare capped off an exceptional festival with a hat-trick and she was well supported by Lily Neilson, Heidi Townsend and Lexie Pickering. Queensland’s two goals came courtesy of Talicia Canty and Gemma Nguyen.

Victoria spoilt the New South Wales party in the play-off for bronze by downing New South Wales Blue 2-1, Asha Newstead’s two goals proving the difference.

Women’s U18 Division
Gold Medal – NSW
Silver Medal – QLD
Bronze Medal – VIC

Boys U13 Competition

The U13 competitions are less a championship tournament and more a carnival with the focus primarily on participation and player talent development. In total 21 matches were played in the Boys competition between six teams – New South Wales Lions, Victoria, Queensland Spurs, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland Shots and New South Wales Stars. There was no shortage of goals, with 97 scored across the five days.

Boys U13 Division
Pool A – NSW Lions
Pool B – NSW Lions
Pool C – QLD Shots

Girls U13 Competition

The Girls U13 competition featured six teams, including two from New South Wales and Queensland, plus Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. Eight players scored four goals or more during the carnival in what was a fantastic showcase of the best U13 female talent in the country.

Girls U13 Division
Pool A – QLD Fire
Pool B – QLD Fire
Pool C – QLD Flare

Boys U15 Competition

The Final of the Boys U15 tournament was a one sided affair with New South Wales proving their dominance of the male age group by defeating Victoria 5-0. The match was still in the balance at half time with NSW leading 1-0, but they turned the screws in the second half to run away with the game. Jaylen Harrison was the star scoring a hat-trick, while Tyler McCann’s double within the space of three minutes just before three quarter time ensured there would be no chance of any miracle Victorian comeback.

The third place play-off was also heavily lopsided as Queensland Marron accounted for New South Wales Blue 4-0. Two field goals from Riley Profke together with penalty corner conversions from Dylan Quinlan and Daimon Bell made it a comprehensive victory.

Boys U15 Division
Gold Medal – NSW
Silver Medal – VIC
Bronze Medal – QLD Maroon

Girls U15 Competition

Queensland Maroon are the Girls U15 Indoor Hockey Champions for 2020 after a thrilling penalty shootout win over Victoria in the gold medal match. Annelyse Tevant opened the scoring from a penalty corner in the 9th minute only for Abbey Ryan to equalise for the Victorians a minute later. Queensland captain Madeline Kelly restored the advantage in the 17th minute before Evie Stansby’s 21st minute strike levelled it up again. The score would remain 2-2 at the end of full time meaning the match would be decided by penalties. In the shootout both teams had one success from their first two shots before both missed their third attempts. After Victoria missed their fifth penalty, Georgina West nailed her attempt to win the shootout 3-2 for Queenslanders.

In the battle for bronze, New South Wales had four individual goal scorers as they defeated Western Australia 4-1. Despite finishing fifth overall, the Australian Capital Territory’s Lauren Yee finished as the top scorer for the tournament with 10 goals.

Girls U15 Division
Gold Medal – QLD Maroon
Silver Medal – VIC
Bronze Medal – NSW

Australian Indoor Hockey Festival 2020
4-26 January 2020
Illawarra Hockey Centre, Wollongong NSW

Open Men’s Competition (4-7 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD, VIC, WA
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Open Women’s Competition (4-7 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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U21 Men’s Competition (9-12 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD, VIC, WA
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U21 Women’s Competition (9-12 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD, VIC, WA
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U18 Men’s Competition (13-16 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW 1, NSW 2, TAS, VIC, WA
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U18 Women’s Competition (13-16 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW 1, NSW 2, TAS, VIC, WA
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U13 Boys Competition (18-21 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW Lions, NSW Stars, QLD Shots, QLD Spurs, VIC
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U13 Girls Competition (18-21 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, QLD Fire, QLD Flare, NSW Lions, NSW Stars, VIC
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U15 Boys Competition (22-26 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD G, QLD M, TAS, VIC, WA
Click here for fixtures, results and standings

U15 Girls Competition (22-26 January 2020)
Teams – ACT, NSW, NSW B, QLD G, QLD M, TAS, VIC, WA
Click here for fixtures, results and standings