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NZ Under 21 Men named for Junior World Cup

NZ Under 21 Men named for Junior World Cup

NZ-Under-21-Men-named-for-Junior-World-CupThe New Zealand Under 21 Men have been named to compete at the Junior World Cup in December

New Zealand Under 21 Men’s head coach Bryce Collins has named a strong team to compete at the Junior World Cup in December.

The Men’s Junior World Cup takes place in Lucknow, India from 8-18 December with the Kiwis confident of putting in a top performance.

It’s a talented side which is led by current Black Sticks National Squad members Nic Woods, Hayden Phillips and Dominic Newman.

Around those players are also several Development Squad athletes, and plenty of top level talent from around the country.

New Zealand will be gunning for the title alongside Australia, Argentina, England, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Egypt, Pakistan and Spain.

Collins said it was exciting to be taking away such a talented side which is strong at every position.

“This is a very good side and we’re encouraged by the quality of players on show at this year’s National Under 21 Tournament and Ford National Hockey League,” he said.

“It’s pleasing to see the development of these guys both as athletes and people while the competition for selection has been fierce – some very good players missed out.”

Next week a New Zealand team will be named to compete at the Sultan of Johor Cup at the end of October in Malaysia.

The Women’s Junior World Cup will be played in Santiago, Chile from 24 November – 4 December with a New Zealand team to be announced in the coming weeks.

NEW ZEALAND UNDER 21 MEN
JUNIOR WORLD CUP – LUCKNOW, INDIA

PLAYER NAME

REGION

POSITION

David BRYDON

Canterbury

Defender

Dom DIXON

Central

Goalkeeper

Alex HANHAM

North Harbour

Midfielder

Hugh HENDRICKSON

Canterbury

Defender

Jonty KEANEY

Auckland

Striker

Sam LANE

Canterbury

Striker

Ollie LOGAN

Capital

Defender

Thomas MALLON

Canterbury

Goalkeeper

Leo MITAI-WELLS

Midlands

Striker

Dominic NEWMAN

Canterbury

Midfielder

Kieran O’CONNOR

Auckland

Striker

Hayden PHILLIPS

Central

Midfielder

Bradley READ

Capital

Defender

Aidan SARIKAYA

Midlands

Midfielder

Dylan THOMAS

Central

Striker

Johnny THORN

Southern

Defender

Mackenzie WILCOX

Central

Striker

Nicholas WOODS

Midlands

Midfielder


NON-TRAVELLING RESERVES

Robbie CAPIZZI

North Harbour

Striker

Sam HIHA

Central

Midfielder

Joshua SMITH

Southern

Defender

Ruan BEZUIDENHOUT

Auckland

Goalkeeper

 

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