Bursary helps Joel's Olympic hopes
BUNDABERG hockey star Joel Latham has been given a helping hand towards his dream of Olympic glory.
He recently received the Rotary Club of Bundaberg West Junior Sports Bursary to assist in his trip to Hong Kong and Beijing in July as part of the under-16 Australian hockey team.
The 16-year-old Cities talent plays in under-18 and men’s division 1 at club level, has represented the Bundaberg Hockey Association at state championships in both divisions, and was chosen in the Hockey Queensland under-18 men’s squad.
Latham, who trains three times a week for skills, runs every day and works hard to retain his fitness levels, is looking forward to the upcoming under-18 state trials on February 12-14. He will also train with the Queensland Blades squad.
An all-round sportsman, Latham has represented Bundaberg and Wide Bay in under-16 cricket and captains the under-16 Western Panthers.
He has previously won the Bundaberg Australia Day Junior Sports Award.