Hockey success for CVHA

The Central Victorian Hockey Association men’s masters and open women’s team won medals at the weekend’s Country Championships.

The men’s masters were crowned champions, while the open women claimed a silver medal.

WELL PLAYED: The Central Victorian Hockey Association's women's team after it won a silver medal at the country championships. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

WELL PLAYED: The Central Victorian Hockey Association's women's team after it won a silver medal at the country championships. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The men's masters team played against teams from Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat and the Goulburn Valley. 

CVHA was undefeated for the weekend and claimed a 2-1 victory over GV in the grand final.

The CVHA women competed against teams from Goulburn Valley, Ballarat, East Gippsland, Geelong and a touring team from the USA. 

CVHA were undefeated going into the finals and advanced to the grand final on the back of a tight 2-1 semi-final win against Goulburn Valley.

In the grand final, CVHA put up a brave effort but went down to Geelong 2-0.

Several CVHA players were rewarded with selection in the Victorian Country state teams to compete at the national championships later in the year.

Kirsty Rout, Tracey Johnson, Jessie Nixon and Brioni Lahn were all selected in the senior women's state team, while Zach Lahn was selected in the senior men's squad.  Paul Lahn and James Pettit were named in the masters team.

Those selections follow Zach Lahn and Chelsea Hird representing Australia Country under-21 teams in Fiji and Tracey Johnson representing Australia Country in Vietnam and Hong Kong. 

The senior National Country Championships will be held in Townsville in August, while the Masters National Championships will be held in Hobart in September.