Albion Park's Jack Hayes remains in the eyes of Australian hockey selectors after he was selected in the 2020 Men's National Development Squad.
A member of the Kookaburras squad in 2019, the 24-year-old missed out on a place in the top side for next year. This selection ensures he will continue to receive training programs and support from the Australian hockey heirarchy.
Two members of the 2019 development squad forced their way into the Kookaburras side this year and Australian coach Colin Batch said opportunities remain for national selection in 2020.
"There is really good depth in Australian men's hockey at the moment and the athletes that have been selected have proven they have the quality to be in the mix for the Kookaburras," Batch said.
"The coaching staff and High Performance department see this group of athletes as integral in driving the Kookaburras to ongoing improvement and success, and being selected in this squad clearly sends the message that they are very much in contention."
The Illawarra's Blake Govers and Flynn Ogilvie are currently members of the Kookaburras squad.
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