Rising ACT hockey stars Anand Gupte and Aaron Knight have been named in the Kookaburras under 21 squad for the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia.
Hockey Australia selectors have chosen an 18-man side to take on New Zealand, Great Britain, Japan, Malaysia and India at the tournament as they set their sights on a third championship in four years.
The Australian side will kick off their campaign against Japan on the 12th October.
The six nations will play in a round robin format culminating in a play-off day to determine the final placings in the annual event.
"This year will be particularly exciting as we have 14 athletes who have been selected to tour Johor for the first time," Australian under 21s head coach Ben Bishop said.
"The competition, conditions and international travel opportunity all provide for a fantastic development experience for our emerging athletes."