Brothers take on state best hockey players

Three brothers aged four years apart will be a force to be reckoned with when they take to the hockey field next week.

Daniel, Cameron and Sebastian Moussa from The Oaks live and breathe hockey and they will now get to play along side each other.

The boys are part of Camden High School’s boys hockey team.

The team will compete in the finals series of the NSW CHSSA hockey boys knockout at Moorebank Hockey Fields on Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14.

The team has played in several rounds of the competition around the state in past few months.

Daniel, 16, said the trio were looking forward to playing the finals series together because they often did not get to play in the same team.

“We have good chemistry with each other,” he said. “We can read each other’s moves. We also communicate well.

“We will be a force to be reckoned during the finals series.”

The boys also play hockey for their local club, Mounties, and spend most of their week at the Macarthur Regional Hockey Complex in Narellan.

“It is our home away from home,” Cameron said.

“We have spent a lot of time training to get to this level,” Daniel said.

“We are always either training, playing a game of hitting a ball.”

Daniel also plays at the highest level in Premier League Mens Hockey, playing for St George’s first division team.

He has won several accolades this year including Hockey NSW under 18 development player award at the NSW U18s state championships.

The year 11 student was also named in the Hockey NSW Athlete Acceleration Program, which provides training for elite young hockey players, and received the 2017 South West Sydney Academy of Sports Hockey Coach recognition award.

Cameron, 14, is a goal keeper and was given special dispensation to allow him to play in the Men’s Sydney Hockey League due skill beyond his years, and outstanding performances over several state championships above his age group.

Youngest of the trio Sebastian was recently named in the under 13s Hockey NSW State team and will play in the Australian Hockey Nationals in Perth after the knockout competition.

Sebastian said he loved playing the sport and enjoyed playing representative hockey at a high level.