BMR benefits paying off for Corline

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
Albany's Corline le Grange.
Camera IconAlbany's Corline le Grange. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Vikings Hockey club youngster Corline Le Grange has recently returned from a tour with the BMR Coaching Academy to Sydney and Newcastle.

Corline, 16, played against development teams from across New South Wales. She also had the opportunity to visit the Australian College of Physical Education, Sydney Swans and step out on the turf where they held the Sydney 2000 Olympic hockey tournament.

She will now be part of the FHE Cup under-16 girls side that will play in the international hockey tournament in Perth against teams from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and around Australia.

Corline will also get the chance to play against the Japanese under-16s national team.

The BMR Coaching Academy has been set up by a group of WA country parents to provide opportunities to young hockey players across country WA to develop their hockey and life skills off the field.

BMR also has five young players from Albany and the Great Southern who will be playing for an under-16 boys’ and girls’ team in the FHE Cup.

BMR coaching co-ordinator Jerome Buck said the program provided a great path for young players. “This is an amazing opportunity and we are planning further opportunities in the future with a tour of Singapore in 2020,” he said.

BMR will be running a try-out and clinic in Mt Barker on December 8 for those interested in being part of the 2020 program and Singapore tour.

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