Amy Robinson has been training and playing alongside the Black Sticks squad this year with the hopes of making the Junior World Cup - now that dream has been realised.
The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology student has just been named in the NZ U21 team to compete in the Junior World Cup in Chile, 24 November to 5 December.
A recipient of a Toi Ohomai High Performance Sport Scholarship, Amy balances the demands of playing top-level hockey with her final year of the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at the institute.
“I have gained a lot of extra sporting knowledge through doing this Degree,” said Amy. “I’ve just done a hockey case study which I can relate right back. It all goes towards helping my game and my recovery methods.”
The multi-talented athlete also competes in athletics at a national level but is firmly focused on hockey the moment.
“My next goal is to make the Women’s Black Sticks squad,” she said.