Peter Blakeney’s sojourn in Australia has seen him selected to the Western Australia squad to play in the Inter-state tournament in Canberra. In recent weeks, his Western Australia side has beaten Ireland’s nemesis France twice as well as winning 4-2 against India and drawing with China 2-2.
Blakeney, though not a primary short corner striker, has bagged three goals in these games but said “if I was honest I could definitely play better. I feel like I’ve improved but still playing within myself. Typical Peter Blakeney hockey!”
The tournament is a two week affair consisting of a round robin of the eight Australian states. This is followed by semis and a final. And the former Trinity and Rovers man was in bullish mood about his side’s chances.
“There isn’t any reason why we cant win, they [West Australia] lost in the final last year and by all accounts the set-up is much better this year. It has been an incredible experience, it’s fantastic consistently playing with the likes of Bevan George, Aaron Hopkins, Fergus Kavanagh and Kiel Brown among others.”