A quartet of Tasmanians are knocking on the Kookaburras' door seeking entry to next year's Olympic Games.
Co-captain and triple Olympian Eddie Ockenden was named in the latest squad on Tuesday along with Jack Welch and Josh Beltz.
Meanwhile, Beltz's younger brother, Hayden, is a national development squad member who also joined the recent squad selection tournament in Perth.
Tasmanian Institute of Sport hockey coach Andrew McDonald said the Hobartians have all been pushing their case.
"I am pleased with the strong representation but want to turn that into bums on seats on the plane to Tokyo," he said. "And in coaching you never stop looking at the next task and we also want to see continued growth in female representation."
Age: 23. Caps: 0
The attacking midfielder has been getting positive feedback since moving to Western Australia.
"He was offered training through the agreement between the TIS and WAIS and that provided him the tremendous opportunity to be exposed in five games with the Kookaburras.
"I don't think he would expect to be part of the 2021 national squad but he is learning lots from people like Eddie and after any 2021 retirements, if he plays well in Hockey One, the opportunities are there."
Age: 25. Caps: 41
The versatile defender has the skillset and speed to launch attacks.
"Josh is doing really well and continuing to improve," McDonald said. "He might not have been ready in 2020 so the extra time has given him an opportunity and he has tried to take that."
Age: 23. Caps: 9
The striker is working on his penalty corner flicking to become more selectable.
"Jack has an insane level of physiology," McDonald said.
"It is going to be hot and humid in Tokyo and scoring two goals in game five showed his body can tolerate the higher level and that puts pressure on other strikers because he is now getting used to scoring goals.
"He works so hard but it's so tight because of how much quality there is in the group."
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Age: 33. Caps: 366
Club: North-West Grads
More than 14 years after his Kookaburras debut, Australia's most-capped hockey player is showing no signs of getting old.
"Eddie looks after his body, is very professional and always well prepared.
"He still has the desire and pushes the team hard to ensure continual improvement. Ultimately he just loves being part of the Kookaburras and representing his country or state. He has not put an end date to it because he still loves it - the camaraderie, the competition, it's part of his DNA."