World Roller Games, Nanjing China
The Australian Senior Mens team will compete in the World Roller Games, to be played in Nanjing China from the 3rd -10th of September 2017.
The World Roller Games is the largest roller sports event in the world which will includes up-to 10 skating disciplines eg. Skateboarding, Speed skating (both Olympic sports) Roller hockey, Artistic, Inline hockey, Roller Derby and Freestyle skating. Countries from all over the world will be attending, and they are expecting 5000+ athletes to compete.
The Australian Senior Mens will compete for the Confederations Cup against Israel, New Zealand, Japan and a number of other countries from around the world.
The Aussies having been working hard with a renewed focus on building a higher level of fitness, team tactics and defenses structures to prepare for the event.
Coach, Stephen Hoey said a major focus has been on building a better level of fitness and an understanding on team tactics. For the past the 18 months the Australian team has partnered with Global Performance Testing Australia to assess, monitor and retest players level of fitness every 12 weeks. The team has seen an average of 30% improvement in overall fitness for the team since working with Global Performance Testing Australia.
Games results during the event will be updated on the RHA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RollerHockeyAustralia/
The team has representation from across a number of clubs in Australia and we wish them well !!!
Cameron Boehm – Melbourne RHC
Jordi Poblet – Melbourne RHC
Jason Shah – Mordialloc RHC
Max Cook – Mordialloc RHC
Ash Clee – Mordialloc RHC
Lindsay Hill- North Sports
Bevan Hurley – Skateabout RHC
Lyle Denman – Townsville RHC
Rees Leighton – Mordialloc RHC (GK)
Lee Glass – Melbourne RHC (GK)