Peris clocks 150th game for Australia

Brooke Peris in action for Australia. Image provided by Hockey Australia.

Darwin’s Brooke Peris has reached a massive milestone for the Hockeyroos, with one eye on 200 games.

At just 26-years-old Peris has played her 150th game for Australia, a milestone she thought wasn’t something she’d ever do in her career.

“I always wanted to play hockey as a little girl,” Peris said.

“All your dreams do come true. I’ve got a great group of girls to take that milestone with. I’m super happy.”

Peris celebrated her 150th game, despite a shootout loss to Argentina earlier this month in the FIH Pro League. Australia now sit in 4th on the League Ladder before heading to China for the next leg.

Only 22 women have reached the 200-game milestone for the Hockeyroos and at 26, Peris has never been more motivated to play for Australia.

“I’ll stop when the body tells me to,” Peris said.

“I love this group and want to stay with this group for as long as I can.”

“I wish nothing but the best for my team.”

“Hopefully I get to be successful with them. I love every second with the girls.”

Peris made her debut for Australia in 2013 against South Korea in Perth. She has since won a Commonwealth Games gold medal, brought up her 100th cap at the 2016 Olympics and won two Champions Trophy silver medals.

Peris and the Hockeyroos are in preparation for their next FIH Pro League matches in June, taking on China in Changzhou on the 2nd, before heading to Europe.

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