Former City Bears midfield duo Jacob Purser and Nathan Butterick when they represented Grafton High School three years ago.
Former City Bears midfield duo Jacob Purser and Nathan Butterick when they represented Grafton High School three years ago. Matthew McInerney

Butterick and Purser earn call up to NSW squad

HOCKEY: Two of the Clarence Valley’s budding hockey stars will have the chance to again don the sky blue of New South Wales next year.

The dynamic midfield duo of Nathan Butterick and Jacob Purser have both been selected in the NSW Under 21 squad for 2017.

The two midfielders grew up on the hockey field together playing in the green and gold of City Bears in the local Grafton competition while also regularly representing the schools they were in and linking up in several Grafton representative sides.

It will be a major coup for the NSW side to have two players who know the ins and outs of each others games in the same side.

It is the third year in a row that both players have been selected in the squad.

HOCKEY: Two of the Clarence Valley’s budding hockey stars will have the chance to again don the sky blue of New South Wales next year.

The dynamic midfield duo of Nathan Butterick and Jacob Purser have both been selected in the NSW Under 21 squad for 2017.

The two midfielders grew up on the hockey field together playing in the green and gold of City Bears in the local Grafton competition while also regularly representing the schools they were in and linking up in several Grafton representative sides.

It will be a major coup for the NSW side to have two players who know the ins and outs of each others games in the same side.

It is the third year in a row that both players have been selected in the squad.



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