Khoury makes Australian Youth Olympic Festival hockey team

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Sydney University Hockey Club (SUHC) representative and SUSF Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder Nina Khoury has been selected in the Australian women’s hockey team that will compete at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in January.

Khoury, who this year was part of the Sydney Uni’s first team to win a Sydney Women’s Hockey League Metro 1 grand final and finished with a silver medal with the NSW Arrows in the Women’s Australian Hockey League Championship, is part of a 16 women squad that will compete against the strongest hockey nations at the AYOF is a challenge the girls are counting down to.

The Aussie girls will get the chance to play out an Ashes derby against Great Britain on the turf of the Sydney Olympics from January 16-20, 2013.

The women also face formidable opponents China and the USA while the men add Argentina and Malaysia to their list of challengers.

Hockey is one of 17 sports being contested at the 2013 AYOF, which will see 1700 athletes in action from 30 countries. 

The Australian women’s hockey team for the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival:

Murphy Allendorf (QLD)
Lily Brazel (NSW)
Jane Claxton (SA)
Ashlea Fey (QLD)
Madison Fitzpatrick (QLD)
Kate Gilmore (ACT)
Jordyn Holzberger (QLD)
Nine Khoury (NSW)
Karri McMahon (SA)
Hayley Padget (VIC)
Meg Pearce (VIC)
Brooke Peris (NT)
Kathryn Slatter (WA)
Audrey Smith (QLD)
Amelia Spence (TAS)
Mariah Williams (NSW)