The Illawarra's top junior hockey players have thrived at the recent Australian All Schools Under 16 Hockey Championships.
Leading the charge were Imogen Fowles and Lillly Twigg, who returned home with a gold medal.
The girls were members of the top NSW team that took out the competition with a tense 2-1 victory over Queensland in the final. The win marked a reversal of fortunes for the team after Queensland claimed a 3-1 victory in the group stages.
Mackenzie Ford featured in the NSW Blues team that secured fifth position with a 3-1 win over Western Australia.
In the boys competition, Michael Arthur, Scott Crisafi, Dylan Simmons and Sam Wright-Smith turned out for the top NSW side, the youngsters finishing third, having defeated ACT 4-1 in the bronze-medal match.
Finally, Ethan Bambridge and Thomas Duncan represented the NSW Blues, who finished in sixth place.
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