Back from in­jury, bet­ter than ever

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

COMO Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dent Dy­lan Forbes put an ex­cla­ma­tion mark on a suc­cess­ful re­turn from in­jury when he was named joint player of the tour­na­ment at the U15 Na­tional In­door Hockey Cham­pi­ons in Wol­lon­gong last month.

The 15-year-old full­back had his foot bro­ken in a stick tackle while play­ing for WA at the U15 Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships in Tas­ma­nia in April last year.

“It hap­pened in the first 45 sec­onds of our semi-fi­nal game against NSW,” Dy­lan said.

“I don’t think it was pur­pose­ful but there was def­i­nitely some in­tent in the tackle – it was pretty agri­cul­tural. I broke three bones in my foot and that kept me out of hockey un­til just be­fore Christ­mas.”

Dy­lan, who plays for Melville City Hockey Club, re­turned for the fi­nal two games of the sea­son be­fore trav­el­ling to Wol­lon­gong with the WA team in Jan­uary.

His side was beaten 3-1 in the grand fi­nal by NSW but Dy­lan col­lected a share of the tour­na­ment MVP award to add to his sil­ver medal.

“It was a very even game but in the end we didn’t take our op­por­tu­ni­ties,” he said.

Dy­lan Forbes made a suc­cess­ful re­turn to hockey.

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