Crescent Head local and multi-gold medalist, Lyn Dockrill, will represent Australia at the upcoming Home Nations Championship in Dublin, Ireland as well as in international matches in Wales and England during June and July.
Dockrill was selected as the shadow for the Australian side in the Trans-Tasman Tournament earlier this year but she was rewarded for her hard work by earning a recall into the official squad.
The latest selection marks the fourth time in the past six years that she has been chosen to represent Australia in a hockey tournament.
Dockrill earned selection into the Australian side on the back of her performance in the Australian National Championships for New South Wales in Hobart last year.
Lyn Dockrill played in the over 60s masters side that went through the tournament undefeated.
Dockrill plays as a striker and was a big contributor to her teams success, scoring two goals in the tournament and her unselfish play created a lot of opportunities for teammates.
She is excited for her next challenge, competing on an international stage.
“I am looking forward to playing the Irish, Welsh, Scottish and English teams”, she said.
“They all have great reputations as very competitive and competent teams. Our team have plenty of years of experience playing at representative levels including state, national and international competitions.”
To maintain her position in the Australian team, Dockrill has followed a rigorous and closely monitored training and fitness schedule since December last year.
“It is an honour to be selected at this level of representation and with it comes the need for self-discipline and dedication to ensuring that we all hit the playing field at the peak of our fitness”, said Dockrill.
She plays for the Nulla All Stars, the only team from Kempsey that competes in the Port Macquarie Hastings competition.
The All Stars won the B-grade Competition last year.
Dockrill was the principal of Kempsey West Public from 2006 until January this year when she retired.
“I will sincerely miss the wonderful children, teachers and parents with whom I worked. However, being retired allows me to compete in this 4-week tournament without the worry of missing work and relying on others to be there for me,” she said.