Ky Fisher recognised for giving back

Between school and sport, there’s no doubt life can be a juggling act for junior athletes.

But despite the time pressures that come with being a teenager competing at a state representative level, a Boyanup hockey talent has made it a priority to give back.

Last year, not only did Ky Fisher co-captain a WA side at the under-15 boys national hockey championships in Wollongong, he also helped out the local hockey community.

The young leader coached a junior team, as well as umpired junior and women’s games.

“I just help where I can,” he said.

The 16-year-old, who attends Bunbury Senior High School and plays for Boyanup Hockey Club, said being around younger players at his club made him realise he had a role to play.

“It’s kind of a responsibility. You need to lead the way,” he said.

Fisher’s efforts were officially recognised when he was named the South West Academy of Sport’s Community Achiever of the Year in December.

He has also been nominated for this year’s WA Young Achiever Awards.