Two Bathurst indoor hockey sides have enjoyed success at the recent Hockey NSW State Championships at Orange on the weekend.
Both the under 13s boys and girls division two sides claimed comprehensive wins in their respective finals, with the boys smashing Northern Sydney and Beaches 6-0 and the girls conquering hosts Orange 3-1.
Kelvin Price coached both sides and said they played incredibly well, considering the lack of training they had.
"I had been up to Western Australia for masters hockey and then indoor masters at Goulburn, so I think we only had about three weeks of training, so the boys and girls trained together," he said.
"It was a bit of mix-match for training sessions. It was great to see how well they meshed, because we didn't have much of a training run."
Price said both the girls and boys sides had younger players that have come through the Bathurst club scene.
"They've been representing Bathurst for a number of years now," he said.
"Those players were senior players in division two and we had other teams in division three for boys and girls.
"Captain of the girls team was Macey Fulton and there was another senior girl Gian Willott. There were a few other girls coming through, around 11 and under. They went really well.
"They struggled in results and I think the competition was a bit closer in the girls competition. There was a good result against Sydney Northern Beaches and we went through to the final against Orange. Orange scored first and their tactics were starting to break down our press. So the girls sort of identified that and reacted with tighter pressing and came away with the win 3-1.
"I think in the last minute though they defended two short corner opportunities that Orange had and saved both of them from young Georgina Baillie. It was pretty good win for the girls."
The girls won all six of their games they played throughout the tournament, scoring 21 goals and conceding seven.
The boys side enjoyed some big wins in the latter parts of the tournament, claiming a big 5-1 win - after going down 1-0 early in the match - before winning the gold medal with a thumping 6-0 win over Northern Sydney Beaches.
"It was a great result, because [Northern Sydney Beaches] were a strong team but our guys just match up well," Price said.
The boys won all six of their games they played throughout the tournament, scoring an incredible 30 goals and conceding just two.
Bathurst also had a boys and girls team in the under 13s division three, but they were unable to win a medal.
- BOYS UNDER 13s SQUAD: Blake Livingstone, Seth Norris, Kade Anderson, Bailey Craig, Brayden Furner, Jonathan Price, Jake McCarthy, Deklin Unsworth, Oliver Bestwick (captain), Logan Speer. Coach: Kelvin Brice. Manager: Kent Bestwick
- GIRLS UNDER 13s SQUAD: Lorin Nobes, Clair Harris, Taylor Grabham, Elie Bestwick, Georgina Baillie, Gian Willott, Macey Fulton (captain), Chelsea Price. Coach: Kelvin Price. Manager: Kylie Price