Indee Elphick shines indoors and outdoors

When it comes to hockey, you could say Bunbury teenager Indee Elphick knows the game inside and out.

At just 15, the gun striker can lay claim to having played both indoor and outdoor versions on the national stage.

Most recently, the South West Academy of Sport athlete was selected to fly the flag for Western Australia at the under-15 indoor championship, despite being relatively new to the discipline.

“I didn’t expect to make it in,” he said.

The emerging star impressed during the tournament held in Goulburn, New South Wales last month and was named player of the match in a game against Tasmania.

Elphick said the challenge of transitioning to indoor hockey included adapting to the rules, smaller field and fast-pace of the game.

The Bunbury Senior High School student is no stranger to wearing the black and gold colours of WA, having been part of the state team that contested the national under-15 outdoor championship last year.

He came away from the event ranked the top goal scorer on his WA black team with seven goals including a hat-trick against New South Wales.

He is now training in preparation for this year’s under-16 competition, and has the School Boys Australia hockey championships in his sights.