A strong contingent of Lower Great Southern Hockey Association players are set to represent WA at the 2021 Australian Country Hockey Championships. The championships were set to be held over a week in Cairns starting on Saturday but have been postponed until October 16-23 because of the COVID-19 situation and border closures in various States around the country. Six players from the LGSHA have been named in the final men’s and women’s travelling squads. Three players have been selected for the men’s team from the LGSHA and three will line-up in the women’s side. Spencer Park’s Darren Parkes and Manypeaks duo Chris Metcalfe and Heath Cremasco have been selected to represent their region in the men’s outfit. North Albany’s Beck Gallimore, Park’s Georgina Lilford and Peaks’ Charlotte Edwards will represent the LGSHA in the women’s side. Parkes and Metcalfe will make their debut for WA Country while experienced goalkeeper Cremasco has been away before. Parkes has previously played for WA’s State side, now called the Perth Thundersticks and also featured in Australian and WA indoor teams. Gallimore is set to play at the championships for a third time, Edwards will be in WA colours again after previously playing in 2019 and Lilford will make her debut. Meanwhile, Vikings’ Leander McQuade and North Albany’s Cate McDonald have been listed as train-on players and can be brought into the final travelling team if there is a withdrawal. WA STATE COUNTRY MEN’S TEAM Darren Parkes (LGSHA), Chris Metcalfe (LGSHA), Heath Cremasco (LGSHA), Jaxon Browne (Bunbury), Jarrod Booth (Bunbury), Logan Burgernmister (Bunbury), Logan Pilatti (Bunbury), Brayden Dalton (Collie/Bunbury), Jonathan Bates (Eastern Goldfields), Chris Souchon (Eastern Goldfields), Matt Souchon (Eastern Goldfields), Regan Blyth (UGSHA), Shaun McKay (UGSHA), Liam Sweeney (UGSHA), Nick Corner (UGSHA), Josh Patterson (Geraldton), Pierce Paynter (Northam), Nicolas McCaughan (Busselton). WA STATE COUNTRY WOMEN’S TEAM Charlotte Edwards (LGSHA), Beck Gallimore (LGSHA), Georgina Lilford (LGSHA), Charlie Wicksteed (Bunbury), Emma Barrett (Bunbury), Shelby Rumens (Bunbury), Caitlin Mundy (Geraldton), Ellie Rutter (Geraldton), Kayley King (Geraldton), Camryn McKoy (Geraldton), Emily Ballantyne (UGSHA), Taylor Gleeson (Roe Districts), Adele Prosser (Roe Districts), Kaitlin Taylor (Roe Districts), Tess Rowling (Eastern Goldfields), Alli McArthur (Esperance).