PERHAPS the South Coast's most successful women's hockey side, Albion Park has continued their glorious run in recent years.
Now playing in both the South Coast and Illawarra competitions, the club's first grade side has pulled off the impressive feat of winning both groups during the past two years.
Mary Marley, who has been involved with the club since 1950 and president since 1967, said she was proud of their continued success.
"Throughout the season we play a mixed draw of the two competitions, and we play the finals in Illawarra and then the South Coast finals," Marley said.
"To win both last year was great, but then to win them both again this year was amazing, especially the South Coast grand final against Jamberoo, which was a great game."
The past two years aren't the only time the club has tasted success in the tougher Illawarra competition, which they dominated in the 1970s.
"We'd won something like 12 straight premierships in the South Coast competition and we had Dianne Gorman still playing with us, who went on to play for Australia," Marley said.
"To give her a better chance of getting selected we knew we needed to play some stronger competition, so we moved up to the Illawarra competition.
"We ended up winning 10 straight first grade premierships up there, and one year won it in all four grades.
"In the club's 60 or so years we've won something like 46 premierships."
Marley said there was no real secret as to why the club had been successful for such a lengthy period.
"The club's really just like a big family, all the girls get on really well," she said.
"We've been lucky enough to have a few people who have gone on to play for Australia play with us, but we've always had a good lot of young players coming through for us."