NORANDA junior ice hockey goalkeeper Dillon Dewar is setting his sights on climbing up the ranks to represent Australia with his Mirrabooka teammates.
Dillon (13) was selected in WA’s under-13 to 15s De Fris team for the 2017 National Championships in Melbourne in July.
The Servite College student, who plays for the Wildcats as part of the Mirrabooka-based Northern Ice Hockey Association, has been selected in the WA team for the past two years.
He also serves as a junior linesman during matches for other state competitions.
Dillon said he enjoyed playing the “hardest and fastest sport in the world”.
“I train once a week and sometimes twice a week during school holidays,” he said.
Dillon said he was also competing in the state league season.
Dillon’s mother, Kim Dewar, who is the association’s junior development coordinator, said his coach Scott Del Caro had made a big impact on his junior career.
“We have to make sure he trains hard to get where he wants to be,” she said.
Ms Dewar said juniors could follow their seniors’ example in reaching international level.
The club had produced two national women’s team representatives and national boys’ junior in 2017.