Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Australian women’s hockey forward Emily Hurtz retires at the age of 24, to pursue full-time studies


Australian women’s hockey forward Emily Hurtz has decided to call it a day. The New South Wales girl, who has made 85 international appearances and scored 30 goals, was part of Hockeyroos’ silver-winning World Cup team.
The 24 year-old striker has intimated her decision to call it quits to Hockey Australia so that she is not considered for selection for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Emily bade goodbye to international hockey as she wants to focus on her full-time studies and also pursue other interests.
She made her senior international debut against South Africa in 2009 – Emily has won a Commonwealth Games gold medal, Champions Trophy silver, gold at the World League semi-final tournament and gold at the 2012 Champions Challenge besides her recent World Cup exploits.

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