Connar Otterbach and Cooper Burns Selected for the Burras U21 Australian Squad
28th March, 2022
A huge congratulations to Connar Otterbach and Cooper Burns who have both been selected in the Burras – Australia U21 Men’s – squad for 2022.
Head Coach Jay Stacy announced a 27 athlete squad for the Burras until the July U21 National Championships were the squads will be re-selected, this was narrowed down from 40 athletes initially selected in September 2021.
Both Cooper and Connar have been vying for National Selection over the past couple of years, attending National Junior camps as well as starring at National Championships.
It is fantastic reward for effort for both players from Altona and made all the more special by having each other there, the two have played together all through the junior ranks at both Altona and state level.
It is the first time Altona will have had multiple players in the same Australian U21 side since brothers Darren and Jason Duff in the 1990’s, with Jason going on to represent Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In more recent times both Danielle Schubach and Andrew Scanlon have represented Australia at U21 level for the Jillaroos and the Burras.
Throughout COVID both Cooper and Connar have continued training, including touring with multiple teams, and while we have missed seeing some of their development at Premier League level for Altona, both are set to take starring roles in the 2022 Men’s Premier League side as they look set for a big season.
Read the announcement and the full Burra and Jillaroos squad from Hockey Australia https://www.hockey.org.au/news/burras-and-jillaroos-squads-narrowed-down/
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