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Siblings on the hunt for Olympics

Australian hockey player Kiel Brown is on track for a London Olympics berth alongside his sister Hope Munro.
Australian hockey player Kiel Brown is on track for a London Olympics berth alongside his sister Hope Munro. Nev Madsen

LONDON 2012 is shaping up as a family affair for former Toowoomba hockey talents Kiel Brown and Hope Munro.

The Toowoomba-raised siblings commenced training with the Australian men's and women's squads last week with Olympic selection on their minds.

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Brown is aiming to better his bronze medal result in Beijing in 2008 after helping lead the Kookaburras to a record fourth consecutive Champions Trophy title in December.

The 27-year-old said there was a good feeling within the squad after the first week back at training.

"We accomplished quite a bit in a week," he said yesterday while back in Toowoomba for his brother Liam's wedding.

"All the boys are in pretty good shape. We're training pretty hard and as with most of that stuff, you get pretty sore. It's just about getting back into that rhythm."

Meanwhile, Munro is looking to re-establish herself as an important member of the Hockeyroos after retiring from the sport 18 months ago.

The 30-year-old's experience could prove a vital asset in London as the Hockeyroos look to improve on their disappointing fifth place finish in Beijing.

Brown said having his sister also vying for Olympic selection helped make the gruelling days at training a little easier.

"It helps to have somebody else in the family with the same aspirations and going through the same things," he said.

"It doesn't make it any easier to get out of bed but at the end of the day you can kick back and reminisce about how hard training was."

Brown admitted there was still plenty of hard work ahead before the final Olympic squads are announced in June.

"It's a day-by-day, week-by-week thing," he said.

"Slowly through the next six months, guys will put their hands up for selection.

"I'll give it everything I can and see how it all washes up."

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