TWO Ballajura Community College athletes are determined to work towards their goal of representing Australia at future Olympic Games by competing at international and national levels this year.
Year 12 students Amy Hunt (17) and Brock Williams (16) are seasoned softball and ice hockey players who have represented WA in their respective sports.
Brock was selected to represent Australia for the first time in the International Under-18 Youth Ice Hockey Tournament in March.
He will travel to Serbia for the tournament and will take part in a 10-day training camp in Sweden beforehand.
Amy, who represented WA at the under-19 national championships in Mirrabooka last month, said she was striving for another state call-up.
“I am still working individually now at the gym, trying to get there every day. I will trial again for U19s in a few months, so I am doing club Morley Eagles and self-training to be as good as I can for the trials,” she said.
“When softball got put back in the Olympics for 2020, I think for all softball players, that is the goal.”
Brock said representing Australia had been a dream of his since he started playing.
“My brother represented Australia maybe three years ago and it has always been a big dream of mine to make it to this point, so I was quite ecstatic,” he said.
“I have been overseas many times and watching my brother train as well but to play overseas, especially wearing the jersey and representing my country is a big thing for me.”
Brock, who plays for the Mirrabooka Spartans and Mirrabooka Samurais, said he was confident that the Australian team could perform well in the tournament.
“I know all of them through my previous years, I have trained and grew up with them,” he said.