Wallaroo Hockey Club legends Bruce and John McBryde. John captained Australia to its first Olympic medal in 1964. Photo Matthew McInerney / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Wallaroo Hockey Club legends Bruce and John McBryde. John captained Australia to its first Olympic medal in 1964. Photo Matthew McInerney / Fraser Coast Chronicle Matthew McInerney

Maryborough Masters earn selection in Australian team

MARYBOROUGH's Masters Hockey contingent capped successful Australian Championships with selection in the national team.

Mark Kroning played for Queensland's over-50s Division 1 side, while brothers Bruce and John McBryde played for Queensland's over-70s.

Kroning's Queenslanders finished third in the O50s after they were beaten 1-0 by South Australia in the first semi final.

Western Australia went on to win the final 3-0.

Mark Kroning (centre) was selected as a shadow player for Australia's Over-50s Mens Masters team. He is pictured with sons Blake and Ryley.
Mark Kroning (centre) was selected as a shadow player for Australia's Over-50s Mens Masters team. He is pictured with sons Blake and Ryley. Matthew McInerney

The McBrydes' Queensland team were locked at 1-1 with New South Wales in the final, but eventually won the penalty shootout 3-2.

Kroning was named as a shadow played in the national O50s side while the McBrydes will join forces to defend the O75s World Cup on home soil next year.



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