Grace Stewart’s Arrows claim bronze medal at AHL

The 2017 NSW Arrows team.
The 2017 NSW Arrows team.

GERRINGONG’S Grace Stewart has helped guide her New South Wales Arrows side to the bronze medal at the recent 2017 Australian Hockey League in Perth.

Stewart’s Arrows side opened their campaign with a strong 2-nil win against Tasmania, before defeating India 7-nil.

Their first loss came in their third clash, falling 4-2 to eventual gold medal winners Victoria.

The Arrows then rebounded with a hard fought draw (1-all) against South Australia, which was followed by a 2-nil loss to silver medallists Queensland.

In their final pool game, the Arrows defeated the New Zealand development squad 4-1 before edging out the same opposition 3-1 for the bronze medal.

Kalindi Commerford

Kalindi Commerford

Ulladulla product Kalindi Commerford also competed Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 8 tournament, helping her ACT Strikers finish seventh – defeating India 2-nil in their play-off.

Commerford, who now has 20- caps for the Strikers, scored scored one goal during the tournament.

Alex Mackay representing South Asutralia

Alex Mackay representing South Asutralia

The South Coast’s final involvement in the tournament was via Nowra’s Alex Mackay, who represented South Australia – after being overlooked by the bronze medal winning NSW Waratahs.

In his AHL debut tournament. Mackay helped his South Australia Hot Shots finish 10th.