Cody achieves his state goal
ALL Saints’ College Year 6 student Cody Reader has been selected to represent WA at the Ginsberg Trophy National Ice Hockey Championship in Melbourne next month.
Cody was chosen as one of 17 players in the 2018 WA State team after a rigorous three-stage selection process.
State association teams from around the country will compete in multiple games of three 15-minute periods at the championships from August 16 to 19.
Despite having played the sport for only two-anda-half years, the 11-year-old student said one of his goals had always been to represent his state in the sport.
“I love being on the ice, training with a team and focusing on individual execution,” he said.
“This is just the beginning of an exciting journey which will take a lot of hard work and dedication.”
Last year Cody was selected as a reserve state player which allowed him to train with the 2017 team and benefit from the coaches’ expertise.
He is further developing his skills by participating in the Perth Thunder Ice Hockey Academy, where training is focused on high level skills development.
He also participates at a club level with the Hawks Ice Hockey Club, where he is assistant captain for the 2018 Blackhawks under-13s team. IT was only fitting that the first girls’ soccer contest at Optus Stadium featured budding players from Queens Park Soccer Club.
Queens Park is one of Perth’s leading women’s soccer clubs and their top side heads the Bankwest Women’s Premier League.
But it was the next generation who had a chance to ply their wares in front of the third biggest crowd ever at Optus Stadium during half-time of last week’s friendly between Perth Glory and English heavyweights Chelsea.
Ten girls from Queens Park played in the 5-on-5 game. The girls had their opportunity at the fixture because they are part of the ALDI Miniroos program.
It also gave a Perth Soccer Club group the honour of walking Chelsea’s stars onto the pitch.