Hockey stars win gold for WA at Pacific School Games

South Western Times
Charlie Johnston and Luke Blee, 12, were part of the School Sports WA 12 and under boys hockey team which won gold at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide last week.
Camera IconCharlie Johnston and Luke Blee, 12, were part of the School Sports WA 12 and under boys hockey team which won gold at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide last week. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

Bunbury’s hockey future is strong after two young athletes helped WA to glory at the Pacific School Games last week.

Charlie Johnston and Luke Blee, both 12, represented School Sports WA 12 and under boys hockey team at the event held in Adelaide, where they went through undefeated.

The duo played a big part in the tournament, where WA took on some of the best young talent from around the country.

Luke, who is the son of Marist hockey champion Andrew Blee, said the atmosphere at the games was amazing.

“It was great to be there alongside all the other sports,” he said.

Luke said he played all over the field during the tournament and felt his second half of the championship was better than his first.

He said it was exciting to win the tournament.

Charlie said he enjoyed representing WA despite it being nerve-wracking.

The young winger scored four goals in six games and was impressed with his performance.

Charlie said the opposition during the tournament was tough.

“It was a harder competition,” he said.

Charlie has clear goals for his hockey, hoping to represent the men’s Australian Hockey team by the time he is in his early 20s.

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