Sharnita Crompton will represent Australia in the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge at Innsbruck 2012 after placing sixth in the qualifying tournament in Finland in July.
The Ice Hockey Skills Challenge is a unique event created by the International Ice Hockey Federation and the International Olympic Committee so the most talented players in the world could test their skills against one an other even if their respective countries did not qualify a full team.
Sharnita, 17, lives on the NSW Central Coast and plays for the Newcastle Northstars in the Women's National League. She was the youngest member of the Australian Team that competed at the 2011 World Championships, winning a silver medal in division three.
After pushing for a podium in Innsbruck Sharnita will keep working towards one day captaining the Australian Senior Team.
School (secondary): Erina High School, NSW
Studying in 2012: Year 12
Club: Newcastle Northstars
Coach: Amelia Matheson & Steven Lindsay
RECENT PERFORMANCES / AWARDS
- Qualifying for Innsbruck 2012 when sixth at Global Skills Challenge in Vierumäki, Finland (July 2011)
- 2011 World Championships - 2nd (division 3)
- 2009 - 2011 Australian Ice Hockey League - 1st (Newcastle Northstars)
- Rookie of the Year, 2011, Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League
- Rookie of the Year, 2009 National Women’s Tournament.
To be the Captain of the Senior National Women’s Team.
Ice Hockey and Speed Skating has been in my family for generations. I first started to play when an ice rink opened where I live in Erina.
Favourite food........Black Forest Cadbury Chocolate
Favourite game........Call Of Duty
Favourite movie....Sucker Punch
Sports Hero.......Amelia Matheson
Best sport team.......Calgary Flames
I began this sport .......... in 2006, after the local rink opened.
Participation in other sports.......Netball, Cross Country at Sydney North Level