Upper Great Southern Hockey Association’s division one team came narrowly close to sealing a stunning upset at the annual CBH Group Women’s Country Championships in Perth, losing to Geraldton in the grand final. The UGSHA had teams in division one, division four and masters division one. The division one squad failed to win any of their qualifying matches and were in danger of a first-round exit in the semifinal, finishing in last place out of the four teams, Bunbury, Lower Great Southern and Geraldton. However in an unlikely twist, the impressive outfit pulled off a big upset against first-seed Bunbury in the semifinal, earning their spot in the grand final with a spirited 2-0 win. Geraldton proved too strong in the grand final clash, edging out Upper Great Southern 1-0 to claim title glory. In a heartbreaking passage of play, Geraldton were awarded a long corner within the final stages of the match with Sienna Norgett finding the back of the net to claim victory at the death. In the masters division one competition, Upper Great Southern finished as champions after a brilliant grand final display over Bunbury earned them the title. The experienced outfit finished second in the qualifying round to advance to the grand final after winning three of their four matches before handing the previously undefeated Bunbury their first loss in the decider, winning 1-0. In the division four competition, Upper Great Southern recorded three wins in their qualifying matches before a 2-2 draw with Mortlock in the playoff guided them to an equal third overall finish. The outfit notched wins over Avon, Pilbara and Roe Districts with Renae Bransby earning the division’s best-and-fairest award for an outstanding individual display over the three-day competition.