Both Australian Hockey 5s teams will compete for fifth spot at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires after recording wins in the classification matches on Sunday morning.
The Australian men’s team knocked off Austria 8-3 after a dominant first-half, while the women proved too strong for Namibia 5-1.
Australia will now play Poland from 12:30am (AEDT) on Monday morning in the men’s and Austria from 1:30am (AEDT) in the women’s.
In the men’s, the Aussies raced to a 5-1 half-time lead with James Collins scoring twice along with singles from Bradley Marais, Alistair Murray and Lain Carr.
Austria pulled one back before the break, but Australia added second-half goals from Carr and Ben White along with Collins who completed his hat-trick to seal the big win.
In the women’s, Courtney Schonell and Maddison Smith scored doubles as Australia pulled away to a 4-1 half-time lead.
Naomi Duncan rounded out the scoring in the second half to book Australia’s spot in the fifth place match.