If you couldn’t handle tension, being a Sutho supporter at our women’s grand finals at Olympic Park last weekend was not the place to be. The big, vocal crowd of Sutho fans got some memorable hockey.
It just could not have been closer in Sutho women’s grand final matches against Macquarie Uni last weekend:
- Sutho 2 belted in a short corner conversion in the first quarter and clung on to their 1-0 lead for the rest of the game.
- Sutho 1 and Uni threw everything at each other until there was a rare opening in Sutho’s defence less than six minutes from the end. Uni didn’t miss and got a 1-0 result.
It was a terrific year in the Sydney Women’s Hockey League for our two Sutho teams.
Our Sutho 2 team had its first year in SWHL playing in the ML6 comp – and the ladies did it in style. Ranging from Under 15 up and predominantly youngsters, they finished as unbeaten minor and major premiers.
Sutho 1, playing in ML4, finished as unbeaten minor premiers.
Sutho has only been fielding teams in SWHL for three years and as Sutho 1 co-captain and Sutho 2 coach Kristen Agius said at the presentation, the opportunity was greatly valued by our Club for its opening of development pathways for our players.
Just to keep things even more interesting on match day, it was also Baby-Due day for coach Hannah McClung. Archer didn’t arrive during the game, but he was welcomed during the week by Hannah and Iain.
There have been unconfirmed reports that given his hockey parents’ pedigrees Richo has already asked about his future availability for Minkey.