You can use your hockey stick as anything. Like, a limbo bar.
Or a leaning post when you get tired
Or for serving drinks
And do other sports
Your stick skills transfer to other aspects of your life
You can whack the hell out of a ball - a good way to get any aggression out
You can represent your country
Hockey is played at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Cup level - one of the few sports where you can do all three
Hockey is played in pretty much any weather. Which, granted, may not necessarily be a good thing sometimes...
You get to travel to some of the best places on the planet to do something you love
You can wear a ribbon in your hair at any age and it's still acceptable
...And how cool are the facemasks?
But the best thing? You get to make all different types of friends and are brought together for your love of the game #squadgoals
Hockeyroo defender, Anna Flanagan is a guest editor for a special edition of Zela articles. Anna has written, commissioned and created content for readers around her love of sport and broader interests.