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SMN Mitchell Waters, of HMAS
Stirling, was named coach's player
after the ADF hockey tour of Britain.
He was one of 12 Navy per-
sonnel in the Defence Hockey
Association squad of 46 ADF men
and women that travelled to the UK.
The men lost to British
Combined Services 2-1 in a three-
test series after wins against four
single-service teams in mid-October.
The understrength women's team
lost all three tests against British
Combined Services after winning
two of its three single-service lead-
Between the lead-up games and
the tests, the squad also embarked
on a three-day battlefield tour of
the Western Front in France and
Team manager CPO William
McConnell said that was inspiring.
"It is something the men's ADF
hockey team did on its tour there in
2005," he said.
"Three of us from that tour were
also on this tour, and felt that with
the breadth of experience and age
of the group that visiting the place
where our predecessors fell would
help bond the squad.
"This it did, with other members
being affected by their individual
ADF hockey's next major com-
mitment is the combined service
championships in Sydney from May
If you are interested in playing
for your service, contact the follow-
ing state representatives.
SGT Rick Crowe (Queensland),
SQNLDR Zalie Duffy (NSW),
FLTLT James Norman (ACT), LT
Lyn Adamson (Vic/Tas), WOFF
Lara McAuliffe (South Australia),
LCDR Brian Froome (Western
Australia) or PO Troy Juillerat
A TEAM of keen rookies helped
Navy to an impressive performance
in the 2013 ADF Football Association
Championships in Sydney.
Navy came within a whisker of win-
ning the men's open title but lost their
last match against Air Force 3-0.
Owing to the high operational tempo
of the Fleet at present, several key play-
ers were unable to be released.
The Navy men's open team played
well beyond their experience level in beat-
ing Army 4-0, Defence APS 3-1 and the
New Zealand Defence Force 2-0.
Vice President Navy Football
Association LEUT Jim Ford said Navy
did a great job with the players that were
"Navy fielded a team minus six key
players, including two national team rep-
resentatives," he said.
Navy's best player was team captain
AB Jason Kingdon, of HMAS Stirling,
who was voted most valuable player.
AB Kingdon, 29, played at centre-
back where he was superb in attack and
defence, despite playing with a torn
"This is only my third year playing
for Navy, but the second time I have won
this award," he said.
"Hopefully we can do better next
year, but I'm delighted that so many of
us gained selection in the ADFF team."
ABATA Gary Niemeier, of 723SQN,
was voted coach's player and LS Adam
Paloff, of RAAF Base Amberley, was
voted players' player for the second
year in a row.
SMNATA Kaine Good, of HMAS
Albatross, received the rising star award
for his creative play throughout the
Navy had five players selected for the
ADF national team. They are: ABCIS
Jason Kingdon, ABCIS Ryan Jewitt,
SMNATA Kaine Good, LEUT Rodney
Weeks and ABML-C Matthew Jacques.
Navy also came close to winning the
men's over-35s tournament after post-
ing three wins and a draw from four
Navy played extremely well through-
out the tournament by beating Air Force
3-1, Defence APS 4-3 and the New
Zealand Defence Force 2-0.
Unfortunately, a 1-1 draw with Army
meant their archrivals carried off the tro-
phy on goal differential.
Navy's best players were CPO Steven
Smith, who was selected as coach's play-
er, and PO Martin Ball, who was voted
most valuable player by his peers.
Navy had six players selected for
the ADF men's over-35s team. They are
CPO Cotgrove, ABCD Robbie Panetta,
POCSSMW Jason Lockard, LSMT
Brian Compagnoni, CPO Andrew Sims
and LCDR Anthony Green.
The Navy women also fielded a
team of rookies but were good enough
to crush Defence APS 5-0 and pip Air
However, the rookies were out-
gunned, 3-0 by Army and 1-0 by the
New Zealand Defence Force.
Two sailors from Albatross picked up
the top awards with ABCSO(A) Rebecca
Stanley receiving the coach's award and
ABATA Anna Cernaz the players' player
Navy FFA Secretary LEUT Kellie
Brown said it was a memorable week,
especially for the women who celebrated
20 years of women in ADF Football.
Navy's representatives in the ADF
national team are POPT Tricia Muller,
LSML-SC Danielle Williams and
LSML-SC Sarah Hickling.
fill gap at
nationals Brits take out hockey tests
FOOTWORK: LS Sarah Hickling, left, attempts to manoeuvre past CPL
Michelle Drennon in the women's ADF football match against the RAAF at
Cromer Park in Manly.
Photo: ABIS Tom Gibson
ON TARGET: SMN Mitchell Waters puts one away in the ADF's tour of the UK.
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