Hockey: local duo named in WA under-21 squad for Australian Championships

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KARDINYA resident Alexander Fraser and Brentwood’s Brayden King have both been named in the WA Under-21 men’s hockey side travelling to NSW for the Australian Championships in July.

The pair joins Attadale’s Aimee Clark who was announced in the women’s Under-21 team unveiled last month.

WA’s Under-21 co-coach Nathan Eglington said whittling the squads down had been a difficult task because of the high level of hockey on display in Perth.

“Not only in terms of performance across training, inter-squad matches and the growing evenness in our Men’s Premier 1 competition but also living the values established and showing full commitment to the program, support staff and each other,” he said.

“It is without doubt one the most exciting cohorts of 17-21-year-olds to come through WA Hockey for some time and the future of the sport in this state looks extremely promising.”

Last year WA’s Under-21 women finished second while the men finished fourth.

Both will be looking to improve when they take to the field at this year’s National Championships in Wollongong from July 6 to 14.

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