Australian hockey duo ready for Fiji
Article and photo from FIJILIVE November 26, 2011
Australian Country players, Jared Truscott and Jordan Edwards are raring to get to Fiji to play in the 2011 Oceania Pacific Cup at the National Hockey Turf next month.
The duo is a part of the Australian Country Under-21 men and women’s side that will be chasing gold in Suva.
"I'm looking forward to playing a higher level of hockey again, it should be good," Truscott told .themorningbulletin.com.au
Truscott, who is preparing to come up against opposition teams from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and New Zealand, was a member of the victorious Queensland Country U21 men's team at this year's national championships.
Women's striker Edwards is also heading to Fiji sky high on confidence after a break out year on the hockey field.
Edwards, who started playing hockey when she was nine after moving to Rockhampton from New Zealand, earned a late call-up to the Queensland Country under-21 women's team.
Edwards joined Queensland's goal scorers at the nationals only to taste defeat at the hands of NSW in the final.
After originally being picked as a Queensland shadow player, Edwards said she was caught by surprise when her name was read out in the Australian team.
"I was really surprised; it was pretty exciting to make Australia.”
Edwards and Truscott fly out with the Aussie teams on Wednesday before two days of training and acclimatising to the hot conditions in Fiji.
The competition starts next Saturday with the final on December 10.