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Mr Peter Gilfedder spoke at the Southland Women's Hockey's 60th dinner in 1976 and said that the 1928 team was the best he had ever seen.
He said the team was close knit and had its share of bad luck, one of their players, Flossie McKenzie collapsed at a dance while the team was in Timaru for the final of the K cup an died in Timaru Hospital several days later.
In the final against Canterbury, Winnie Clark had to be carried off soon after the start and three other players were injured.
Earlier in the 1928 season this team had beaten Eastern 13-1.
Huia Horner (Mrs J. Malcolm) of Nightcaps - best player ever seen...hockey 1928....
Huia Horner was one of the best players he had ever seen on the left wing, and that included men or woman.
Huia married name was Mrs J. Malcolm of Nightcaps and was honoured to cut the jubilee cake. To share the honour was Mrs Rita Bleach (nee Burt) of Dunedin and Mrs Nellie Philpott (Nee Thomas) of Invercargill.
All three of these women were in the 1929 team which was the last one to win the K Cup.
They were also named in the New Zealand team to tour South Africa, but unfortunately the tour was abandoned.
Other people to speak at the dinner were Mrs Rene Peters (nee Goodward) and Mrs Ophir Maloney (nee Bell).
The oldest player at the dinner was 83 year old Mrs Janet McCulloch of Lorneville who first played hockey for the Underwood club in 1907.
Mrs McCulloch and May Ross, Ruth Mackenzie, Madge Anderson and Kate Millar were all presented with flowers, by Mrs Esther Blackie, President and Mrs Ann Grieve, Secretary.
The ex players had an exhibition game and still produced some wonderful hockey. Some of the players were Mrs Mav Hughes (nee Hislop), Mrs Kitty Crosswell (nee Murray), Mrs Kath Hunt (nee Curtain) Mrs Margaret Mainland (nee White) and Mrs Olive Wylie (nee Stott).
Rosalie Agnew, Phyllis McKissock (nee Matheson).
Reference: 1928 Team Best Ever Seen. The Southland Times June 1976.
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