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The Champions Cup is over and leaves behind an amazing weekend of good hockey.

All  three categories (Youth, Junior and Senior) proved that Australian Roller Hockey is growing fast. Roller Hockey Australia wants to thank all the players, parents, coaches and referees that took part on the Champions Cup.

Senior: Title stays in Queensland
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The three teams showed good form from the start of the competition making every game a real thriller.

Queensland 1 took the first place of the league, while Victoria and Queensland 2 finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The final match between Victoria and Queensland 1 was a fantastic and well fought match between 2 talented teams.

The final score was 2-1 to the Queenslanders.

Final placings:
1. Queensland 1
2. Victoria
3. Queensland 2

Junior & Youth:
Both Youth and Junior competitions showed that Roller Hockey in Australia is far from dead. All games had excitement till the end, and was a good experience for those young players which this competition was their first one.

The Queensland 2 team took the title for both categories.

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Junior Final placings:
1. Queensland 2
2. Queensland 1
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Youth Final placings:
1. Queensland 2
2. Queensland 1

altStephen has been involved in Roller Hockey for more than 25 years,  with success at many levels. His Roller Hockey journey started as a young player based in Geelong Victoria, and from these humble beginnings, he progressed through the ranks and played for Victoria and Australia for many years.

Stephen also enjoyed time in Europe playing hockey for a number of clubs in Switzerland, Spain and Portugal. His proudest moments in his playing history was captaining the Australia Senior Men’s team at 5 World Championships along with numerous other international events from 1998 through to 2006.

Stephen Hoey holds a Masters in Business Administration and has more than 20 years of experience across a diverse range of industries.  Stephen ‘s focus is on the management  of  large projects incorporating dynamic teams and the delivery of key initiatives . He is currently employed by Australia Post as a senior manager.

Click here to read his message to the Australian Roller Hockey Community.

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Roller Hockey New Zealand are hosting a tournament this Easter long weekend and have extended an invite to Australian Teams.

 

Click here for the entry form.

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Skate Australia is proud to announce the appointment of Stephen Hoey as the chairman to the new Roller Hockey Australia branch (RHA).

Stephen has been an active member of the Roller Hockey Community for many years, and has submitted a compelling proposal for a new direction for the sport in 2013 and the future with Skate Australia.
 
Following this, Skate Australia would now like to open expressions of interest to join Stephen on the new committee whose core mission will be to support the development and growth of Roller Hockey in Australia.

The RHA will focus on recruitment, development and retention of new and existing players with Australia.

We encourage all interested members who wish to be a part of the exciting new leadership and direction of the sport to apply to be on this committee.

Submissions must include an overview of experience, reason for nominating, and key skills you believe will contribute towards the RHA mission and objectives.

The RHA committee will be appointed from the expressions of interests by a selection panel involving Stephen Hoey, and announced prior to the end of Feb 2013.

Submissions are to be sent to positionsvacant@skateaustralia.org.au Nominations close 4pm (AEST) February 14th 2013.
 
We would like to thank Jamie Reid for his contributions as former chairman for the past 18months.

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