Busy hockey star to play for Aus­tralia

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

It’s flat out, I drive up to Perth twice a week.

Chloe Blight

De­spite only pulling on her first West Aus­tralian jersey in Au­gust, Robins’ star Chloe Blight will now rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in De­cem­ber.

Im­press­ing se­lec­tors dur­ing the Aus­tralian Coun­try Cham­pi­onships, Blight earned her­self a callup to the Aus­tralian Coun­try Un­der-21 side and will travel to Fiji for the Ocea­nia Pa­cific Cup.

“My fam­ily has al­ways played hockey since I was born, through mum and dad and my brothers,” she said.

“I think I was ten when I first played in un­der-12s in Nar­ro­gin, and from there I’ve played ever since.”

Blight plays in the UGSHA Women’s A-Grade and also trav­els to Perth twice a week for her hockey.

“I play up in Perth for Reds, Old Aquini­ans, in their ones and twos side,” she said.

“It’s flat out, I drive up to Perth twice a week, once for train­ing and once for a game, train­ing here (Nar­ro­gin) on a Tues­day and then play on Sat­ur­day.

“It’s nor­mally a race to get to which ever game I can make it to — I think there were a few times I had to get back to Nar­ro­gin and straight back on the turf to play three games con­sec­u­tively.”

Blight will travel to Fiji with the Aus­tralian Coun­try Un­der-21 side on De­cem­ber 5, her first time leav­ing the coun­try.

Pic­ture: Michael Traill

Chloe Blight in her first WA jersey.

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