State call-up for young Albany duo
Young Albany hockey star Tallulah Gouldthorp is set to represent WA again and former Albany resident and emerging talent Harry Keymer is also in line to pull on State colours.
The news comes after the School Sport WA under-16s girls hockey team was announced with Gouldthorp among the selected players.
Keymer has been rewarded for his impressive start to the new hockey season, picked in the under-21 men’s squad that will be trimmed again next week.
The 19-year-old is playing premier league division 1 hockey for Fremantle this season, having featured in all seven games thus far.
Keymer was named in the under-21 men’s squad last week with a final travelling team to be named on May 24 after this weekend’s lead-up games.
The under-21 squad will take on the Singapore national men’s side at 4.30pm tomorrow and then again on Sunday evening as practice games ahead of the Australian championships in Lismore, NSW, next month.
Last year Keymer represented the Northern Territory at the under-18 national championships and has previously represented WA at underage level.
Gouldthorp has been a regular in WA State teams for the past few years, recently pulling on the State colours in under-18 national championships as a younger member of the team that finished fifth.
The SSWA 16s girls hockey team was named last week with Gouldthorp, from Great Southern Grammar, picked to play at the national titles in Newcastle in August.
Gouldthorp plays locally for North Albany and is one of the brightest young talents coming through the ranks.
Meanwhile, another Albany junior, Karel Cronje, is playing premier league for University of WA.
Cronje has played five matches in division 1 including the season opener where he came up against Fremantle and Keymer.
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