Team WA takes home gold in the FHE Cup Under 18s Girls final

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After three fierce days of competition in hot conditions, Team WA took home the gold medal in the final of the FHE Cup 2019 Under 18 Girls competition.

Taking on Japan, Team WA scored three goals to nil to be named the victors. The goal scorers were Tyler Pedley, Georgina Dowd and Beatriz Monger-Molowny.

In the bronze medal match, Southern River Barbarians came out winners, scoring two goals to one against BCA (Bobby’s Coaching Australia). Ivy Forster and Emily Stephens scored for the Barbarians, while Sinduri Iyengar scored BCA’s goal.

The four teams took part in a round-robin competition from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th November, with results as follows:

Team WA – 5 wins – 1 draw – 0 losses
Japan – 3 wins – 1 draw – 2 losses
BCA – 2 wins – 2 draws – 2 losses
Southern River Barbarians – 0 wins – 0 draws – 6 losses

This year saw the introduction of the Under 18 Girls competition to the FHE Cup, which has traditionally been a tournament for Under 16s.

“In 2019 we saw the delivery of the inaugural Under 18 Girls competition, with a vision that in 2020 and beyond, this will become the pre-eminent underage tournament across the Asian region for both men and women,” Hockey WA CEO Stu Gilsenan said.

“As part of our commitment to Asian engagement and growing the FHE Cup, the natural progression was to include an Under 18 tournament. We aspire to deliver a men’s tournament next year.”

The FHE Cup has seen some of Asia’s best young hockey talent taking to the turf at Perth Hockey Stadium, with the tournament held from Monday 25 November to Sunday 1 December.

Teams from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan took on teams of young WA players in under-18 girls, under-16 girls and under-16 boys’ matches.

International teams that took part included the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS), Matador Hockey Club and Penang Hornets, all from Malaysia, as well as Team Majulah (Singapore) and Japan.

Full results are available at https://fhecup.wixsite.com/fhecup.

The FHE Cup is made possible thanks to the support of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Photo: John Whittingham