THERE are a few unforgettable moments a sports star can experience during their career, but playing an international competition on home soil usually ranks among the best.
Fifteen-year-old St Norbert’s College student Chloe Reder is among a group of girls who will get to experience this after she was selected to represent WA in this year’s FHE Cup, an under-16 hockey tournament that will see WA take on teams from NSW, Victoria, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia at the Perth Hockey Stadium.
The Victoria Park Panthers midfielder said she had been surprised to be picked but was looking forward to the challenge.
“I have never played an international game of hockey, so this four-day tournament against Singapore, Japan and Malaysia will be an extraordinary experience,” she said.
“I would like to keep playing hockey at a high level and hopefully one day represent Australia as a Hockeyroo.”
Hockey WA High Performance Manager Jason Butcher said the FHE Cup aims to give young hockey players the opportunity to compete on an international and professional stage.
The FHE Cup is at the Perth Hockey Stadium from November 23 to 26.