WHEN Hayley Crowhurst steps on to a plane to Fiji this week, she will be taking her first big stride towards her goal of playing for the Hockeyroos.
The 16-year-old will represent the Australia Country under 21 team at an eight-day invitation tournament against teams from Fiji and Japan.
Hayley, who was last week selected in the South Australia under-18 team for 2018, has already represented that state at national tournaments at under-15 and senior level.
However, she will represent her country for the first time in Fiji and admitted she was proud to be pulling on the green and gold uniform.
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