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Forestville teenager turning heads on hockey pitch

Toby Dreyer’s enthusiasm for athletic pursuits seemingly has no boundaries.

The latest Local Sports Stars award nominee is a standout on the hockey pitch, and also holds his own on the athletics track and in the pool.

Recently the 15-year-old was named in Hockey NSW’s Athletes Acceleration Program, a feat he is understandably proud of.

“It was awesome to be recognised for all my hard work,’’ the Forestville teenager said.

“I would like to go as far as I can in the sport at the elite level, so this was an important step for me.”


Toby Dreyer back in 2014. Picture: Elenor Tedenobrg

Toby stood out in the recent­ under-18 state championships at Newcastle.

Representing New England, the classy centre half was a key figure in the squad who secured the second tier silverware.

“I really enjoyed the few days of the tournament,’’ the Killarney Heights High student said.

“It was challenging against some players who were a couple of years older than me, but I felt I held my own.”

Toby plays men’s hockey for North West Strikers in winter and loves cross training to keep fit.

“I swim at Carlile up the road and also do a bit of road running,’’ he said.

“I was age champion at my school in swimming and athleticism which I was proud of. I think variety in what you do is important.”

Over summer Toby is a lifeguard at Freshwater and is also excelling in the classroom, making him a true all-rounder.