Govers into top squad

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIAN goalscor­ing ma­chine Blake Govers has been pro­moted to the men’s se­nior hockey squad, fol­low­ing the teenager’s out­stand­ing per­for­mances re­cently for the na­tional side.

Hockey Aus­tralia re­con­firmed its na­tional se­nior and de­vel­op­ment squads yesterday to in­clude Govers as the Kook­abur­ras ramp up their prepa­ra­tion ahead of the Rio Olympics next year.

The 19- year- old ac­cepted a Hockey Aus­tralia schol­ar­ship fol­low­ing his per­for­mances in the World League and in May’s Tests against Pak­istan, New Zealand and Korea in Ho­bart.

Govers fin­ished as the top goalscorer at the Hockey World League semi- fi­nal in An­twerp, find­ing the net seven times in as many games.

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