Hockey play­ers go swim­mingly at event

South Western Times - - Sport -

The South West was heav­ily rep­re­sented at the un­der­wa­ter hockey trans-Tas­man tour­na­ment in New Zealand be­tween Oc­to­ber 7-10, with eight young­sters rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia.

Com­pet­ing across un­der-19 men’s and women’s level, Aus­tralia took bronze in both di­vi­sions de­spite tough com­pe­ti­tion.

Un­der­wa­ter Hockey Aus­tralia ju­nior de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Clay­ton “Jumpy” Jen­drze­jak said the tour­na­ment pro­vided an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for the play­ers to gain valu­able in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence ahead of next year’s ju­nior age world tour­na­ment, which will be held in the UK.

There was an added thrill for May­belle Barr and Blake Jen­drze­jak, who were cho­sen to hoist the Aus­tralian flag dur­ing the tour­na­ment’s open­ing cer­e­mony.

All eight ju­niors proudly rep­re­sent Bun­bury, Bus­sel­ton and Mar­garet River at club level.

The South West’s con­tin­gent of un­der­wa­ter hockey play­ers shone in New Zealand.

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