Bairstow joins under-21s State squad

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Bairstow playing for Warriors last year.
Camera IconBairstow playing for Warriors last year. Credit: Rodney Johnson.

Former UGSHA representative and Narrogin resident Pippa Bairstow will be making her way to Lismore in NSW next month to represent WA.

Bairstow will travel with the State squad to don the black-and-gold in the under-21 Australian championships.

Bairstow during the 2018 Australian Country Women’s Championship in Berri, SA.
Camera IconBairstow during the 2018 Australian Country Women’s Championship in Berri, SA. Credit: Greg Thompson

Excelling in hockey from a young age, Bairstow has represented both WA and Australia in School Sport Australia competitions.

At only 17, Bairstow earned her first State senior selection, opening the scoring for WA in the 2017 Country Women Australian Championships during their 2-0 victory against South Australia in Townsville.

Bairstow was invited back to the side in 2018, travelling to Berri in South Australia to again compete in the championship as one of the youngest members in the squad.

In January last year, Bairstow moved to Perth to pursue hockey at an elite level.

She lined up for Old Aquinians Hockey Club in the WA Premier League while travelling back to Narrogin each week to play in a premiership winning Warriors side in the UGSHA.

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