Newcomers to under-21s
Fresh faces join well-known ones in the Auckland under21 representative hockey squads this year.
Players were selected during representative trials. Both the men’s and women’s squads will compete in the under-21 national tournament in Auckland in May.
Somerville Hockey Club and Roskill Eden Hockey each have a strong number of players in the squad.
Eight from Somerville have made it, including Maddison Dowe, Su Arn Kwek, Abi Stuart, current Black Stick Liz Thompson, Sam Jimmieson, Taffarel Monteiro, Michael Ritchie and Jerome Van Rijn.
There are eight from Roskill Eden: Sarah Matthews, Melissa Simpson, Danielle Sutherland, Kayla Vao, James Belz, Ruan Bezuidenhout, Zander Fraser and Ken Hendricks. Isla Bint and Tilly Galbraith of Mt Eden Hockey Club made the women’s squad.
Go to akhockey.org.nz for more information.