A stepping stone for Gouldthorp

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Albany's Tallulah Gouldthorp.
Camera IconAlbany's Tallulah Gouldthorp. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany hockey star Tallulah Gouldthorp will fly out to Wollongong today with the under-18 WA State women’s indoor hockey team as part of an intense three-day training camp.

Gouldthorp is no stranger to representing her State, having been picked eight times previously for indoor and outdoor teams.

The Great Southern Grammar student dominated at the Australian Indoor Hockey Festival in January, scoring nine goals in the under-15 and under-18 competitions, helping her earn a place at the three-day training camp.

The older indoor hockey squads get to compete in a World Cup every four years but the under-18s is purely a development and training camp.

The 16-year-old, who is recovering from injury, hopes this training camp can help her develop for the older squads.

“I’m really looking forward to the camp to help me develop as I try move into the under-21 and open squad for the World cup,” she said.

“Before I got injured I was doing three weights sessions and two running sessions a week, plus trying to fit school studies in.

“We have a fitness test when we go over to the camp so hopefully I will be OK to train.

“I’ve been getting lots of dry-needling done.”

The training camp begins tomorrow and runs through to Sunday, with participants involved in a variety of training sessions and workshops.

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