More State honours for teenage talent
The State selections keep coming for Albany teenager Tallulah Gouldthorp.
The rising hockey talent has received more good news, informed of her latest WA selection in the under-18 and under-21 women’s teams.
Playing locally for North Albany, Gouldthorp will compete at the 2020 National Indoor Hockey Championships to be held in Wollongong next month.
The under-21 championships will be played between from January 9-12 while the under-18s start the following day, running from January 13-16.
Gouldthorp attended an Australian development camp in October after being picked from the indoor nationals championships last year and hopes to again earn a place at the camp on the back of her performances.
“There is no guarantee you’re going to be picked, so when you get told of your selection it means a lot,” the Great Southern Grammar student said.
“I went there for a development camp in October and it was really nice.
“Playing in the under-21 team, there won’t be many people my age so I’m really looking forward to learning off the more experienced players.”
The 16-year-old has overcome a number of injuries and said she was feeling fit ahead of the championships.
“I have recovered from all my injuries so I’m ready to go, I have been training a lot more recently,” she said. “I have done a lot of strength training through my sponsorship at Crossfit 35 Degrees South and membership at BodyCare Health Club.”
Gouldthorp was also selected in the open women’s team but opted for the more-suited under-21 team.
A Great Southern Sport Talent Association grant recipient, Gouldthorp travels to Perth twice a week for training and games.
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