Bird to take flight in In­dia

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

ALL eyes might be on Aus­tralia’s Olympic teams next month, but for one lo­cal up-and-comer, it is all about the Ju­nior Hockey World Cup later this year.

Cool­bellup’s Matthew Bird, who plays for the Fre­man­tle Hockey Club, was picked in the 25-man na­tional ju­nior squad in prepa­ra­tion for the world cup, which will be held in In­dia.

Bird was one of only four West Aus­tralian’s picked in the team, with the squad con­sid­ered to be the next gen­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian hockey cham­pi­ons.

The Ju­nior Hockey World Cup will be held from De­cem­ber 8 to 18.

Pic­ture: Elle Borg­ward­mu­ni­ d425805

Matt Bird of Cool­bellup.

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