TWO Manning hockey players and one coach won gold medals at the Australian Masters Championship on the Gold Coast.
Six Manning players were involved in NSW sides at the tournament along with coach Tony Lewis. Linda Ferguson won a gold medal in the over 50s following a 1-0 win over Queensland in the final. Lewis coached the team.
Kate Ryan was a member of the victorious 65s team. NSW won the gold after beating Western Australia 1-0 in a wobble off. Lyn Hinton was a member of the 55s side. Here NSW finished with the silver medal when beaten in a wobble off by Queensland in the final. (A wobble off is a one-on-one between a goal keeper and a striker. The striker starts at the 25 line and has eight seconds to score a goal. It is used to break drawn scorelines).
Melissa Mendham also came home with silver after NSW lost the over 45s final 1-0 to Queensland. Kristy Aldridge and Kerrie Davy played in the 40s. NSW finished third after defeating South Australia 2-1 in the playoff.