LITHGOW'S homegrown hero and Olympic silver medalist Lachlan Sharp continues to show his finesse on the hockey turf overseas.
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The 24 year-old always planned on heading to Europe post Tokyo 2020 and has been snatched up by Amsterdam Hockey and Bandy Club (AHBC).
"I had a talk with three different clubs and Amsterdam was the most suited to me so that's where I ended up," he said.
"I chose AHBC because there's two other Australian's in the squad who I'm living and playing with. The other two teams didn't have Aussies and weren't based in Amsterdam which is ideal."
Sharp made his debut with AHBC earlier in October and is set to be an asset to the team's midfield.
"I'm playing in the men's first division squad called Heren 1 in a league called hoofdklasse," he said.
His training is intense with four sessions a week but he said there's a reward at the end.
"We're training Tuesday afternoons, then in the morning and afternoons on Thursdays and also Friday nights. After each training the club puts a meal on for us all which is something we don't really experience in Australia," Sharp said.
Sharp is currently living close to the centre of Amsterdam which he described as an ideal location.
"I'm living on apparently the most desirable street in Amsterdam in a five storey house, I'll leave the rest up to your imaginations," he said.
Before jetting across to Amsterdam, Sharp was able to visit home for a week where he caught up with his nearest and dearest.
"It was nice to spend a week at home with the family. I couldn't do too much else because of restrictions but I hope to be able to see more people who supported me during the Olympics when I'm back home in Lithgow in December," he said.
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