Congratulations to Zali Schofield, the 2021/22 IAS HOCKEY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR! 

Zali Schofield has taken huge strides in her progression through the Hockey NSW Pathway in 2022.

After placing 3rd at the State Championships with the Illawarra Under 18’s team, Zali was selected in to the Hockey NSW Under 18’s Athlete Acceleration Program (AAP). Athletes selected in this squad are provided with weekly training and regular camps, culmination to the selection of the NSW State team.

Zali was selected in the NSW CCC Under 16’s Hockey Team to compete at NSW All Schools.

At the 2022 Your Local Club Academy Games, Zali had a standout tournament through her clear communication and ability to lead the team as a central defender.

“With a positive mindset, Zali aimed to improve in every session and game. She was always willing to do her best and improve,” Head Coach Alex Mackay said.

Zali gives back to the hockey community by umpiring, coaching and volunteering at Hockey NSW events.

Congratulations Zali, all the best for your future hockey progression.

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