MANNING hockey players Ben Ferguson and Ben Hanlon were members of the NSW Country team that won the Australian Country championship in Townsville.
NSW defeated Queensland 3-1 in the final.
Ferguson now plays for Gosford in the Newcastle/Central Coast Premier League and Burwood Briars in the Sydney Premier League. Gosford are the undefeated leaders in their competition.
He occasionally turns out for Chatham in the Mid North Coast Premier League after playing juniors with the club.
Hanlon is a newcomer to Manning Hockey after being appointed the coaching co-ordinator for the Manning and Hastings by Hockey NSW. He plays for Wingham in the premier league and Manning A-grade competitions.