BATHURST’S Tyler Willott was named most valuable player for the Western Region Academy of Sport’s (WRAS) boys’ hockey team which competed at the recent ClubsNSW Academy Games on the Central Coast.
Playing an attacking role, he scored some quality goals and helped WRAS to place second overall. It was an effort which pleased head coach Shane Conroy, who plays Premier League Hockey alongside Willott for St Pat’s.
“He played a bit of prem last year and the improvement I’ve seen in him, obviously from playing alongside him as well, is very impressive,” Conroy said. “Just his work ethic and fitness are outstanding, it’s great to see him improve given the amount of effort he puts in.”
The girls’ outfit, which included Bathurst’s Anna Cartwright, Tirah Jarvis and Kirsten Fitzpatrick also ranked second.
“They did well overall, but it wasn’t really about results. At the end of the day it was more about skill development and player development,” Conroy said.