SW duo in 2018 squad

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Jake Harvie
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Former Boyanup hockey player Jake Harvie is quickly becoming a staple in the Australian men’s Hockey team.

And his incredible rise from WA representative to Kookaburras defender has taken another turn with the teenager named in the 2018 national squad.

The 27-member 2018 National Senior Men’s Squad includes both Harvie and South West-raised goalkeeper Tristan Clemons, who could feature in the Commonwealth Games and Hockey World Cup next year.

Harvie, 19, has been added to the squad alongside Tim Howard, Lachlan Sharp and Corey Weyer, who all made their Australia debuts in late 2017.

Kookaburras head coach Colin Batch said selectors believed Harvie had the qualities to play as a deep defender for Australia in the years to come.

“He’s now played 12 games for Australia,” Batch said.

“He’s learning a lot and coped well with the pressures of the World League Final. He’s an exciting prospect for the future.”

Australia will select the Commonwealth Games 18-player squad in either February or March and their next games will be in Narrogin and Perth against the Netherlands.

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