Submariners have continued their dominance of the women’s competition.
The Warrnambool and District Hockey Association powerhouse won its fourth-straight premiership with a 1-0 victory against the Saints in Saturday’s grand final.
Karen Benson, a key player and manager of Submariners, explained the catalyst behind the ongoing success.
"A few years ago we couldn't buy a premiership and now we have four consecutive," she said.
"We have become just such good friends and we are a really close team who all look out for each other.
“And we have got a fantastic playing coach who has really taught us to enjoy our hockey and love the game.”
The Submariners scored a first-half goal after Kate Pinkerton converted off a short corner. From there they did enough to fight off many attacks from the determined Saints.
The Saints opted to take off their goalkeeper in the last seven minutes to free up an extra player in the field, but the aggressive positional change did not pay off.
An elated Submariners captain Katie Gleeson said even after four flags the feeling of winning a premiership never got old.
“It is awesome, amazing," she said.
“It was a tight game for the game, there was not a moment where we could relax.”