SA Hockey Players Selected in Jillaroos

Tuesday 14 November, 2023

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:21): I will move onto another sport, which
is hockey. Hockey has certainly expressed a desire in the past to be able to utilise grounds if they do
come up down the track. That allows me to segue into hockey and some recent achievements in the
hockey sector.

I would like to congratulate two South Australian representatives who have been selected in Australia's Under 21 Women's Team, the Jillaroos, for the upcoming FIH Hockey Junior Women's World Cup in Chile later this month. What an amazing achievement for Katie Sharkey from the Seacliff Hockey Club and Lucy Sharman from the Dartmoor Hockey Club and Riddoch Strikers down in the south. Katie and Lucy are also firing up this season in the Hockey One League with Adelaide Fire and they have showcased on the national stage how they earned their spots on the international stage.

It was fantastic recently to watch the Hockeyroos play against India. It is a huge feat to host that game here for South Australia in May at the State Hockey Centre. I would like to wish Katie and Lucy all the best for their World Cup campaign representing the Jillaroos, and also cannot wait to watch them in the near future playing for the Hockeyroos.