NSW Sports Minister John Sidoti tosses the coin before the Sydney Mens Hockey Premier League first grade clash between Ryde Hunters Hill and Gordon-North Sydney during the 11th annual Family Day Cup festivities last Saturday at Keith Thompson Hockey Centre.

Mr Sidoti is flanked by Ryde-Hunters Hill skipper and talented midfielder Billy Shaw and GNS captain Nick Johnston. Ryde Hunters Hill retained the Family Day Cup after posting an 8-2 victory in the men’s top grade encounter and 2-1 triumph in the women’s first grade fixture.

It was the first time in many a year that Ryde-Hunters Hill had won both the men’s and women’s Premier League first grade clashes on the day.