FOLLOWING HIS DREAMS
The youngest of three children Lachlan Sharp started playing hockey as soon as he could walk. Lachlan’s brother and sister were already playing so he just ‘hooked straight in’; according to his father Richard who works at Centennial’s Springvale mine. He started playing competitively at four years of age.
Lachlan had been working at Springvale and just completed his second year as an apprentice fitter when selected to play for Australia. Debuting for the Kookaburras in December 2017 at the World League finals in Bhubaneswar India where Australia were crowned Champions.
To follow his dreams Lachlan moved to Perth, on the other side of Australia, in January to train full time with the national team.
A life time of dedication and passion is paying off, winning gold at the recent Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Lachlan now has 18 caps for Australia and remains undefeated in those 18 games.