The Courier-Mail

Focus on youth


THREE youngsters are poised to make their internatio­nal debuts when the Hockeyroos take on Korea in Perth today.

With captain Madonna Blyth, Casey Sablowski and Kellie White all sidelined as they recover from injuries, coach Adam Commens has called up newcomers Laura Barden, Madison Fitzpatric­k and Stephanie Kershaw for the three-Test series.

The games, to be played today, tomorrow and Tuesday, will give the Hockeyroos an opportunit­y to finetune before of the Oceania Cup in New Zealand in October, the World League final in Argentina in December and the Rio Olympics.

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