Young hockey star to represent junior Australian team

South Western Times
Georgina Dowd has been chosen to represent Australia in a tour of South Africa after playing for WA at the Pacific Games in Adelaide earlier this month.
Camera IconGeorgina Dowd has been chosen to represent Australia in a tour of South Africa after playing for WA at the Pacific Games in Adelaide earlier this month. Credit: South Western Times, Mitchell Woodcock

After leading the 16 and under WA State School Girls side to a bronze medal at the Pacific School Games, Bunbury’s Georgia Dowd is ready for the international stage.

The 16-year-old has been chosen to represent the under-17 Australian side on a tour of South Africa next year, with her performance at the games earlier this month impressing selectors.

Georgina said it was exciting to win the bronze and be named the Most Valuable Player for her team.

“I scored 11 goals in seven games over the tournament,” she said.

The striker said she was excited to represent her nation in July’s tour.

“We will head over a couple of weeks earlier and train there as a team,” she said.

Georgina said being part of the South West Academy of Sport and the South West Strikers had helped her game in the past 12 months.

“All the coaching has been helpful,” she said.

“It is great to play against all the higher level Perth teams.

“Russell Harvie and Lawrie Tyler run SWAS (hockey) down here and they have helped me so much with my hockey.”

Georgina said she would trial for the under-18 WA squad in January and would see where her hockey would take her from there.

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