Tambellup’s Penny Squibb takes part in Hockey Australia Super Camp hoping to earn Hockeyroos selection

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Penny Squibb in action at the Super camp.
Camera IconPenny Squibb in action at the Super camp. Credit: Hockey Australia

Tambellup’s Penny Squibb is fighting for a spot in the Hockeyroos national squad after taking part in Hockey Australia Super Camp that wrapped up on Monday at the Perth Hockey Stadium.

Squibb, pictured, is not a current member of the national squad but has played 10 games previously and scored a goal for her country.

The 27-year-old was part of a squad of 40 athletes who took part in the camp, which involved four intra-squad matches as they look to impress selectors and earn a national call-up.

Squibb was part of the camp with six fellow West Australian players.

The matches and camp will be a part of the selection process for next year’s Hockeyroos squad that will compete for a spot in Australia’s team for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.

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Due to COVID-19 postponing this year’s FIH Pro League and Sultana Bran Hockey One League competition, the selection camp is a crucial part of the Hockeyroos build-up to the Olympic Games.

The 2021 Hockeyroos squad will be announced on December 1.

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