DAYS after winning Commonwealth Games gold, Orange’s Edwina Bone was inducted into Orange’s Sporting Hall of Fame.
Edwina was still overseas after helping the Hockeyroos win the women’s hockey final in a penalty shoot-out against England, but her father, Gary, was on hand to accept the award on her behalf at Tuesday's Orange Credit Union Sports Awards presentation.
Gary said his daughter was surprised when told she had been chosen to be the next Hall of Fame inductee.
“She is very humbled by the recognition,” Gary said.
Edwina, now 26, was born in Orange and started playing minkey hockey when she was six.
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She climbed Orange’s junior representative ranks before moving to Canberra for university and was picked up in the ACT side for the Australian Hockey League.
Edwina was part of the national development squad in 2010 and represented Australia in the 2012 and 2013 nine-a-side series.
She made her full Hockeyroos debut in 2013 and has now earned 53 caps for the national team.
She was part of the Hockeyroos side which won silver at the 2014 Hockey World Cup, and gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
“And it all began here in Orange,” Gary smiled.
“She hopes her success provides motivation for other to achieve their goals.”