Isaac Whittaker has represented South Australia many times in hockey at National Tournaments. Last year at the age of 16 he was competing in the National Under 18 competition, which led to his selection in the Under 17 Australian Mens team, who recently travelled to South Africa. This was a huge achievement and very exciting, making the many hours of training and travelling worth it.
South Africa Tour
He spent 16 days travelling through South Africa, playing test matches and stopping to sight see at Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. It was a fantastic experience to play against other elite teams and also learn a lot about the country, their history and culture. One memorable trip was to the prison where the famous Nelson Mandela was held, with the tour guides being ex-prisoners themselves.
SA Open Mens Squad
Isaac has now been selected in the SA Open Mens squad in hope to make the team who will travel to Perth later in the year, to play in the Australian Hockey League. Congratulations Isaac!
It’s encouraging to all, no matter what area; whether sport or study, that hard work and dedication does pay off. If you continue to strive and stay focused on your goals, you will be rewarded.