Tim Deavin returns to Tamar Churinga

Home alone: Tim Deavin playing for Tamar Churinga against South Burnie at St Leonards in 2013.
Home alone: Tim Deavin playing for Tamar Churinga against South Burnie at St Leonards in 2013.

Dual Olympian Tim Deavin is optimistic but realistic about his international prospects.

After 124 appearances which yielded World Cup, World League and two Champions Trophy triumphs, the 32-year-old was cut from the Kookaburras squad earlier this year.

“I’m still a small chance but I don’t think I’ll be making it to Tokyo,” Deavin said.

“I’ll keep trying and I’m hoping to play AHL so you never know. We’ll see how it goes but if I am done I’ve had an awesome time. It’s been a lot of fun, I’ve got to see a lot of places and met a lot of cool people.”

Deavin is coaching Hale and running a bar in Western Australia and can’t wait to help celebrate Tamar Churinga’s 80th anniversary by playing against Queechy on Saturday. “It’s pretty exciting to come back to your home town, play for your original club and see all the people that helped make you the player you are.”