Trio put region on titles map

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Cara Borthwick and Brook Duff after receiving our bronze medal at the closing ceremony.
Camera IconCara Borthwick and Brook Duff after receiving our bronze medal at the closing ceremony.

Three Upper Great Southern Hockey Association players have represented WA at the Masters Women’s National Championships.

Warriors’ Cara Borthwick and Williams’ Brook Duff returned home with bronze medals last week after competing for the over-35s State team on the Gold Coast. The competition lasted nine days, with the WA team playing seven games.

Brothwick, who also coached the A-grade Warriors’ team, said winning the bronze was a fantastic end to a great hockey season.

“After the grand finals on Saturday we actually had training in Perth on the Sunday and then flew out on the Tuesday,” she said.

“It was an amazing experience and a really rewarding time away. I’m only just coming down from the high of it all.”

Robins’ Jodie George also competed for the over-45 State side.

“We finished third on points but ended up missing out on the bronze medal due to a goal difference,” she said.

“But the competition was great. It’s the eighth year that I’ve been involved in the masters but I still learn something new every time I go away.”

George took part in the WA Country Masters competition earlier this year.

“We won that for the second year in a row, so overall it’s been a pretty great season,” she said.

UGSHA players representing WA in the o35’s in action at the Gold Coast.
Camera IconUGSHA players representing WA in the o35’s in action at the Gold Coast.

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