Star player to host exclusive skills clinic

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WA Hockeyroo Georgia Wilson will host a clinic in Albany on Sunday, September 22.
Camera IconWA Hockeyroo Georgia Wilson will host a clinic in Albany on Sunday, September 22. Credit: Ian Munro

Hockey players in the region will have the chance to be part of a high-level skills clinic in Albany this month.

The Lower Great Southern Hockey Association will hold an exclusive one-day clinic in Albany run by Activ8 Hockey.

Hockeyroo Georgia Wilson launched Activ8 Hockey this year and will be the star attraction at the two-hour session on Albany’s hockey turf on Sunday September 22.

A 2019 Pro-League silver medallist and WA midfielder, Wilson has made 27 appearances for the national women’s side and has recently returned to playing after an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

She will be joined by 2016 Rio Olympian, dual Commonwealth Games representative and Pro-League silver medallist Jane Claxton.

Benjamin Wright, 2018 Melville Toyota Premiership gold medallist will also be down to help out with the clinic.

The day will provide two hours of specialised and personalised coaching, feedback and interaction with elite international players and skill development.

The players will focus on elimination at speed, receiving in movement, passing range options, defensive tackling and footwork, decision making, game play context and integration.

Participants will also have the chance to get photos, autographs and an opportunity to see the international players’ medals.

The cost is $40 for all ages, with the Years 5-8 clinic between 9am-11am, Year 9 and tap players between 11.15am and 1.15pm and under-18 and open players between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

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