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Men's AYOF Hockey Team Announced

29 October 2008

The Australian men’s hockey team for the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) has been announced.

Twenty-year-old Malcolm Kemp is one of the 16 athletes selected on the team. He is an experienced AYOF campaigner having competed at the 2007 Festival and will be sharing his attitude with his teammates.

“The AYOF is a great opportunity. It’s good fun and representing your country at any level is a wonderful experience,” Kemp said.

Name State Post Code Position Chris Bausor WA 6018 Defender Peter Dillon QLD 4555 Midfielder Jason Donohoe ACT 2617 Striker Justin Ellis ACT 3690 Midfielder Scott Garner NSW 2101 Goalkeeper Matthew Ghodes QLD 4701 Striker Kieran Govers NSW 2500 Striker Leon Hayward NT 0812 Goalkeeper Malcolm Kemp VIC 3188 Defender Ben McCarthy QLD 4169 Defender Trent Mitton WA 6149 Striker Scott Richards QLD 4350 Defender Toby West TAS 7010 Midfielder Tristan White NSW 2517 Defender Josh White NSW 2142 Defender Tom Wickham SA 5320 Striker

The team will compete against India, Malaysia and Great Britain at the AYOF in Sydney from January 6-18, 2009. Kemp sees the competition as no easy task.

“Great Britain and India will be hard to beat, while Malaysia is also fairly decent,” he said.

Olympic bronze medallist Jason Duff will coach the team and says his overall aim is to develop a squad capable of winning the 2009 Junior World Cup in Malaysia and Singapore in June 2009.

"While it may be in the back of the player’s minds to try and impress the newly appointed national coach in Ric Charlesworth, from a coaching point of view the focus will be on squad and team development for the Junior World Cup," said Duff.

2009 Men's AYOF Hockey Team

Name State Post Code Position

Chris Bausor WA 6018 Defender

Peter Dillon QLD 4555 Midfielder

Jason Donohoe ACT 2617 Striker

Justin Ellis ACT 3690 Midfielder

Scott Garner NSW 2101 Goalkeeper

Matthew Ghodes QLD 4701 Striker

Kieran Govers NSW 2500 Striker

Leon Hayward NT 812 Goalkeeper

Malcolm Kemp VIC 3188 Defender

Ben McCarthy QLD 4169 Defender

Trent Mitton WA 6149 Striker

Scott Richards QLD 4350 Defender

Toby West TAS 7010 Midfielder

Tristan White NSW 2517 Defender

Josh White NSW 2142 Defender

Tom Wickham SA 5320 Striker