Friday, June 14, 2024

Dream Team: Mel Clewlow picks her hockey 11

The veteran Canterbury midfielder and double Olympian selects a talent-picked XI she’d relish watching play together on the pitch…

Goalkeeper:

Carolyn Reid (International)

Reidy was agile and quick but had to wait for years to become the first-choice goalkeeper. In the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne she saved two penalties to help secure us the bronze medal against New Zealand.

Defender:

Crista Cullen (International)

Crista was a hard-as-nails athletic defender who used to smash every single fitness test that I was involved in. She was constantly putting her body on the line. She could also be credited with winning many matches with her penalty corner flicks as well as her flying in at penalty corner defence.

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