Paul looks forward to playing for Australia

Bring it on: Paul Armitage is excited to be playing for his country. Armitage played for the WA Thundersticks and was twice the Olympians’ Medallist, awarded to the best player in the local league.
Bring it on: Paul Armitage is excited to be playing for his country. Armitage played for the WA Thundersticks and was twice the Olympians’ Medallist, awarded to the best player in the local league.

The Fremantle Hockey Club Over-40s Masters team member has been named as vice-captain in the Australian Over-40s team that will head to the Netherlands to take part in the International Hockey Federation Masters World Cup next month.

Armitage, who has hockey in his blood after father Terry played 155 games for Fremantle and son Conor set to play his 150th, said he was excited to be able to play for his country. ‘I’m honoured to be going to the World Cup and representing Australia, something I didn’t quite get to do when I was younger,’ he said.

‘I find playing at the masters stage in my career still very competitive. We are all a little slower on our feet but with many years of experience we generally bring this to each game and enjoy it just as much we did 20 or more years ago. We have a very strong, well-balanced team, so I’m confident that we can make it through to the final and win the cup.’