Steve's sister in quest for gold

Jodie Schulz is attending her first Olympics as part of the Hockeyroos.
Jodie Schulz is attending her first Olympics as part of the Hockeyroos.

BLACKWATER resident Steve Schulz will sit among thousands of other Aussies at the Olympic Games this week cheering on his younger sister, Jodie.

Jodie is making her Olympic debut at fullback for the Hockeyroos.

Steve and his family flew to London on Friday and had their team shirts ready to wear.

"We're really excited to get there and support her," Steve said last week.

"My sisters have got Australian shirts with Schulz on the back, a couple of wigs and Olympic Volleys. We're getting right into it - it's going to be good."

Jodie, 24, was selected for the Games only one year after making her Hockeyroos debut, and Steve said he would eagerly watch as his sister took her place at fullback.

"Every game they play we get to go support, regardless of what finals they make," he said.

He said there was quite a chance they would make it to the end.

"They are ranked seventh in the world and there's definitely a good chance with all the young girls on the side," he said.

He tries to watch his sister play most games, and still gets emotional.

"We went down to Sydney for her first game in Australia against New Zealand and watched two games," he said.

"The last time I watched her I was holding back the tears. Everyone was pretty proud."

He said she had always been good at hockey, and he even used to play a game or two against her in the backyard.

"She's a lot better than me now - that's for sure," Steve said.

As the Hockeyroos take to the arena throughout the week you can bet your Aussie dollar Steve will be cheering Jodie on, proudly wearing Schulz across his back in green and gold.

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