FOR seven years, Cockburn Central’s Kai Mayers was a good hockey player.
And just five months after first putting on the goalkeeping gear in mid 2016, he became a great player.
By November last year the 14-year-old had seen the success of his hard work and determination, earning the goalkeeping position in WA’s Under-15 hockey team.
Just 13 at the time, Kai was the youngest player on the team and one of the few who didn’t attend a specialised hockey program, but he said the experience was one he would never forget.
“Goalkeeper is a hard position to play but if you get the hang of it and become quite good it’s fun because you don’t know what the game will hold,” he said.
“You may not get a single touch in the game or you may make more than 50 saves and they score four times.”