Shared from the 12/13/2017 Moorabbin - Kingston eEdition

HOCKEY

Southern United players picked in national team

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Left: United pair Craig Marais and Carlin Walker.

THE Pacific School Games were a mecca of sporting achievements, with sports from softball, netball, football, swimming and athletics covered together with hockey.

The Victorian hockey teams did not have their best results, with a fourth in the Under 16 girls and boys competitions. The Under 12 boys had more success, winning silver. Southern United Hockey Club was represented by Craig Marais, Trent Symss, Carlin Walker, Emily Butler, Olivia Carruthers and Amy Lawton in the Under 16 age groups, and Puck Okhuizen and Lulu Stansby playing in the Under 12 teams.

The multi-talented players of Southern United were also representing Victoria in other sports — Hayley Lambert in touch football and Tamsyn Fairweather in the Under 12 softball.

Amy Lawton was not only co-captain of the 600-plus School Sport Victoria contingent, she was also awarded the player of the tournament award for the Under 16 girls competition.

School Sport Australia also selected the Australian Under 16 hockey team to tour South Africa in July 2018.

For the third year Amy has been selected in the team. Craig Marais was also chosen.

Both have another year in the Under 16 competition which highlights the enormity of their achievement. Carlin Walker was selected as shadow for the team.

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