International Scene

Posted about 3 years ago by Ravens in General News,Inline Hockey and Games and Tournament Information

Inline members have been involved in two international inline hockey events in the first half of the season. Several players were selected in various New Zealand representative teams to compete in Australia in April at the Oceania Championships. These were held in Moe, Victoria - a two hour drive east of Melbourne. The games were very closely contested with the Junior Women taking the gold medal for New Zealand. The remaining teams placed second.

More recently the club have had two teams compete in Los Angeles at the Narch Championships. This is the first time junior teams from New Zealand have attended, the players and families worked hard fundraising to send the 35 member group to this event. The competition is seen as hugely beneficial to these young developing players. The level of the sport played in the USA even at this age shows the skill levels that can be achieved and will strengthen the sports growth in New Zealand. The players were entered into the 12U and 16U divisions and also participated in some development games in San Diego with other local teams. David Carrington coached the teams with a group of parents attending as caregivers for the players involved.

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