Jarod - The Youth Academy

To describe him as a music aficionado would be a huge understatement to this absolute legend... And the only thing better than his taste of "bangerz" in music are his skills with the hockey stick

Ladies & Gents, Boys & Girls, meet Jarod

**GETTING TO KNOW JAROD**

Name: Jarod
Age: 16
Sport: Hockey
Position(s): Defender & Midfielder
Nickname: Captain Risky

For How Long Have You Been Playing?
For as long as I can remember... but I think it's about 5 or so

What Do You Love About Hockey?
There's just something I can't describe... I love the intensity, the pressure, the friends & family I've met along the way, and all the other athletes I've competed against

What's Been Your Biggest Accomplishment So Far?
In 2016 I was selected for the U/15's Blues team which competed in Wollongong at the Australian National Championships

What Drew You To The Academy?
Honestly, Facebook. I saw an ad and a FREE week so I decided to give it a crack

What Do You Love About The Academy?
I love the environment and the others who are there. Everyone is nice & funny to be around

How Has The Academy Helped You Improve So Far?
It's made me realise that the things I didn't think I could do, I can actually do them. I'm also finding myself feel a lot better physically from doing it

What's Been The Biggest Mindset Shift You've Had Since Joining The Academy?
It'd be my self-confidence & my mental capacity

If You Could Be Any Superhero, Who Would You Be?
Captain Risky, cause he's a mad dog