Lithgow will play hosts to the Western Region Academy of Sport hockey squad this Sunday for an intensive training day. Athletes from across the region will arrive at the Lithgow Hockey Centre at 8am for a full day of training.
The 2008 squad consists of some of the most talented young sporting stars of the future including Lithgow’s Tamika Bostock, Madeleine Bott, Keely Hunter, Rene Hunter, Beth Redding, David Reid and Mahala Williams.
The day will focus on the refinement of skills such as footwork, flicking, drawing defence, channelling and set plays. The training day will be the final squad training before the squad comes together in Armidale for the NSW Academies of Sport Academy Games on 17-19 April 2009.
Coaches, players and parents interested in picking up some coaching tips and seeing what is expected at the next level are welcome to attend the training session.