Naomi Duncan heads to the Youth Olympics only months after making her Australian debut
Naomi Duncan, 17, has had a passion for hockey since the day she was able to hold a stick in her little hands.
She played her first game on her local grass fields at the age of four. As she sat on the sidelines every weekend and watched her mother play her hockey tournaments, a passion sparked in Duncan’s eyes and she couldn’t wait for the day she was old enough to play her first competitive game.
Playing competitive hockey came naturally for Duncan who will be heading to Argentina next month to compete in the 2018 Youth Olympics.
Duncan said she felt “absolutely ecstatic” to have been selected for such a life-changing experience.
“The feeling of being selected for the youth Olympic team was one I could never put in words,” Duncan said.
“I have been fortunate enough to have made my debut for Australia earlier this year whilst at the qualifying tournament in Papua New Guinea for the hockey 5s,
But the reality of being able to perform at an Olympic level in less than a month has yet to properly sink in, that my childhood dreams are coming true.”