Shared from the 9/13/2017 Moorabbin - Kingston eEdition

HOCKEY

League award for Southern

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Southern United’s Under 18 mixed and Under 12A girls premiership teams.

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WHAT an honour for Southern United.

With the finish of the junior hockey season on the weekend, Hockey Victoria announced the club as the winner of the Sue Hounslow Best Junior Girls Hockey Club for 2017.

United also won the award in 2014 and 2015.

Shantel Blake, the coach of the Under 14 girls shield team and a member of the senior women’s playing group who started at the club as a junior, accepted the award on behalf of the club last Friday night at the State Hockey Centre.

Close and exciting was the best description for the junior grand finals.

Southern United Hockey Club teams played in five of them, and the Under 12 A grade girls took the premiership flag with a 2-1 win over Doncaster.

The Under 18 mixed team also had success on Friday night beating Greensborough. After two years as runners-up, it was exciting for coach Steven Duffield and the team to snare the spoils.

In the A grade finals on Friday night, the Under 14 mixed and Under 16 mixed teams finished normal time with scores even.

In the ensuing penalty shoot outs saw the two Southern teams had to settle for second. The Under 14 girls A team, after finishing as minor premier, went down 4-1 to TEM.

The senior teams played their preliminary finals.

There were good results for some, with four senior teams booking grand final berths.

The men’s Premier League team, after winning its

elimination

final in a penalty shoot out last week, played a massive game against Altona on Sunday in the semi-final, with Altona moving forward to preliminary finals with a 4-3 win after scoring in a penalty corner after the siren.

Two of the young stars of Southern scored, Josh Mulder twice and Craig Marais once.

With the finish of the winter season, Southern United is excited to be hosting the exciting new form of social hockey at Farm Rd from mid October. Designed for all ages and skill levels to have fun. If interested in joining please contact secretay@suhc.com.au or visit socialhockey.com.au

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