The Australian Men’s 35+ and Men’s 50+ sides have been crowned world champions at this year’s Masters World Cup which concluded in Terrassa, Spain, on Sunday.
It was a heartbreaking weekend for the Australian Women’s teams, with four sides finishing as runners-up.
Australia defeated England to claim the Men’s 35+ title in Sunday’s final, to complete a perfect campaign after winning six from six pool games. Troy Sutherland finished top scorer with 10 goals.
In the Men’s 50+ division, Australia got past the Netherlands 2-1 in Sunday’s decider, having overcome Ireland with the same scoreline in Friday’s semi-final.
Australia were edged 1-0 by England in the Women’s 35+ final, while the Aussies went down 2-1 to Argentina in the Women’s 40+ decider too after a faultless campaign.
In the Women’s 50+ final on Saturday, Australia was beaten 1-0 by Ireland after winning all previous five matches at the tournament.
Australia’s Women’s 55+ side also finished as runners-up, going down to 3-0 in a shootout to England following a 1-1 draw.
Elsewhere, Australia finished third and fourth (Wattles) in the Women’s 60+ division and fourth in the Women’s 45+ division.
There were seventh, sixth and fifth place finishes for Australia’s sides in the Men’s 40+, 45+ and 55+ divisions respectively.