Christian’s ‘ice’ work pays off

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A CARNOUSTIE ice hockey player is set to represent Scotland despite only being the tender age of nine.

Christian Clark, who is pupil at Carlogie Primary School, has been chosen by Scottish Ice Hockey, along with 16 others, to represent his country in a series of tournaments.

The first is being held in France at the end of March and he will be attending another in Hull at the beginning of June.

It has been a busy time for Christian on the ice recently, where he is in his final year with the Dundee Stars’ junior under-10 squad.

In September, he will officially move into the under-12 squad but he has already regularly played for this age group and even scored a goal at Murrayfield in October.

Christian was chosen by his coaches to attend trials for the Scottish National Under-11 Squad and he has also attended various trials in Dumfries, since September, with around another 40 players from throughout Scotland.

Christian’s mum, Evelyn, said: “His confidence and development has grown dramatically during the past few months. We are extremely proud of him for all his hard work and commitment to his sport.”

But meanwhile, Christian could be set for some competition on the ice in the shape of his younger brother Sebastian, who is hoping to follow in his big brother’s footsteps.

The four-year old is currently the youngest member of the Dundee club’s learn to play programme and he, too, is working hard to develop his skills and confidence.