An outstanding effort from all players that attended the Trans Tasman Cup in Melbourne August 1-2. The Youth U14's games were intense nail biters, causing the crowd to stand through most of the games. Going into extra time in the final match just shows how exciting these games were with NZ taking the victory in the end. Congratulations to Alex Thompson for winning best player.
The Junior U20's was also down to the last game for the decider. In fact the game went for 35 minutes without a goal, Australia first to score and NZ equaling not long after. NZ Player Deane Tonkin scoring the winning goal with just seconds remaining. These games were just an outstanding display of skill and commitment! Well done to both Junior Teams. Congratulations to Kadin Murray for winning best player and Brodie Skedgwell for best goal keeper.
The Masters 35+ had NZ win the first game and Aus win the second, it was very close in fact three all at half time of the final game, then NZ took control scoring a staggering 6 more goals winning the game 9-4. As per previous games these were exciting and full of skill and determination. Well done to both teams and Rob Vazey winning best Player and for best goal keeper.
The Vet's 45+ had Australia win the series with two early wins and a draw. Close games but Australia showed they had the overall ability to take it out! It was great to see some of the stars from the past mixing it on the field again. Well done to both Teams and Roger Bedford for Best Player and Tony Weiler best goal keeper.
Senior Mens was won by Australia 3 games to 0, showing a fantastic exhibition of Roller Hockey. The first game NZ came back with a flourish to finish just short 7-8, Australia came back in game two with determination taking out the game 6-1. The third game was a great display of Roller Hockey with 14 goals scored in total and Australia taking the third win, 10-4. Congratulations to all players and to Jordi Poblet for winning Best Player and Kerry Woodthorpe for best keeper.
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N Name: Panda
Dean has represented NZ in world championships, Trans Tasman cups and international invitational events. Dean has become a well rounded player and recently played in the Trans Tasman Cup held in Melbourne Australia. Dean currently players as a forward for his club side Wanganui in the first division league. Dean owns his own business and has also had his own Mini Sprint Race Car team racing in NZ. Dean is a real focussed sportsman and businessman.