The Hockeyroos squad for the upcoming Oceania Cup has been named, with an inclusion for UWA’s own Georgia Wilson.
Australia will take on New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in the biennial event where the Hockeyroos have won six of the nine competitions.
Hockeyroos coach Paul Gaudoin said: “Selection was challenging. We’re learning about the group and we’re still not decided on the make-up of our squad for next year, but we think we’ve picked a team that can win the Oceania Cup.”
The Hockeyroos are currently fifth on the FIH World Rankings but were knocked out of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at the quarter-finals stage by New Zealand, fuelling the fierce rivalry between the neighbouring countries.
The call up for Georgia follows her being awarded the Rechelle Hawkes Youth Player of the Year at Hockey WA’s Annual Dinner.
She also played in the WA Premier League final for Vic Park, who lost 2-1 in a close game.
Georgia, who debuted for the Hockeyroos in mid-June this year, is currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Marketing with a completion date set for the end of 2018.
She has proved one of the game’s rising stars, and is a participant in both the Hockey Australia High Performance Program and UWA Sport’s Student Athlete Development Program.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication, and Events