Karri added to tri-series team

Canning Gazette - - SPORT -

VIC­TO­RIA Park Xavier hockey player Karri Som­merville is one of four West Aus­tralians se­lected for the un­der-21 na­tional women’s hockey team to play In­dia and New Zealand.

The Kens­ing­ton res­i­dent was picked for the Jil­la­roos to com­pete in the Tri Series in Canberra from De­cem­ber 3 to 8.

The squad was cho­sen fol­low­ing the 2019 un­der21 Na­tional Championsh­ips in July.

Som­merville is cur­rently part of the Hock­ey­roos De­vel­op­ment Squad and Perth Thun­der­sticks squad.

“We’ve cho­sen Karri from the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Squad as (a) tar­geted ath­lete in the Hockey Aus­tralia path­way,” coach Tim White said.

New Zealand and In­dia will pro­vide tough op­po­si­tion for the Jil­la­roos and White is look­ing for­ward to see­ing how his play­ers han­dle the oc­ca­sion on home soil.

“The bat­tles we have with New Zealand are al­ways hotly con­tested,” he said. “In­dia are very much an emerg­ing na­tion in the women’s game and they will also be re­ally strong op­po­si­tion.”

The team will as­sem­ble in Canberra on Novem­ber 30 for a train­ing camp be­fore the first match against New Zealand on De­cem­ber 3.

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