Awards for Hockey Players September 2012
Although the Donnybrook Ladies Hockey team didn't win a premiership this season, there was great rejoicing after two players from the team received awards from the Bunbury Hockey & Districts Association last week.
Dynamic forward player Lydia Torrisi won the Fairest & Best Award for the A3 Division after another stellar year on the field. Her great speed and skill made her a highly valued member of the team and contributed to the team making the finals. Lydia also won the award last year.
Junior member of the team, 13 year old Emily Graham was awarded the Junior Girls 7/8 Fairest & Best. Emily played with her peers on Saturday mornings for the Towns South Hockey Club and then was a regular player for the Donnybrook Ladies team.
2014 Premiers September 2014
For the fourth time in 10 years the Donnybrook Ladies Hockey Club team are A3W Premiers. The win came on Friday night when Donnybrook beat Bunbury Team Associates at the Bunbury Hockey Stadium. Played in perfect conditions in front of a big crowd of supporters, the Donnybrook team played composed hockey for the full 110 minutes. From the first whistle the pressure was intense from both sides. The halftime score was 0-0 and Donnybrook knew the momentum had to be maintained. Midway through the second half, after some intense play in the circle, a goal was scored by Donna Whitton. All players continued to mark their opponents closely and Donnybrook kept Associates scoreless.
The younger players Shae Tylor, Georgia Rutter, Sharna Denholm and Emily Graham have all come into their own and continued their domination and played with fierce determination and great poise. It was a family affair with Tracey Tylor playing with her daughter Shae and sisters Donna and Kirsty, and Felicity Graham playing with her daughter Emily.
Donnybrook previously won the premiership in 2005, 2008 and 2010 with four playing in all four premierships being Mary Clarke, Felicity Graham, Lydia Torrisi and Tracey Tylor.
The forward line players comprised Mary Clarke, Georgia Rutter, Felicity Graham, Donna Whitton, Lydia Torrisi & Kirsty Tylor. The halfback line players were Lisa Glover, Tracey Tylor, Shae Tylor & Emily Graham. Fullbacks were Wendy Cain, Sharna Denholm & Kym Stewart and the goalkeeper was Georga Hetherington.
Country Week 2014 June 2014
Donnybrook Ladies Hockey team competed in the CBH Womens Country Championships again this year. The team always thoroughly enjoys the 3 days of hockey against other country teams with some as far away as Esperance, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton.
This year the team came runner-up in Division 5 with the Grand Final being a 0-0 draw at fulltime. Roe Districts were awarded the pennant as they finished on top of the ladder.
A great honour for the team was that Donna Whitton was named Fairest & Best Player for the division.