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Hockeyroos squad athlete profiles

On this page you'll find the official 2016 Hockeyroos squad with key information surrounding each player’s personal details, caps, goals, tournament history and a personal biography.

Please note: All caps and goals will be updated after each tournament.


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Jane
Claxton

Personal Details
Claxton
Jane
18
Caps
108
Goals
10
Debut
24/04/2013
Date of birth
26/10/1992
Hometown
Adelaide, SA
Position
Midfielder
Awards
South Australian Sports Institute Junior Female Athlete of the Year 2013

Tournament History

Year    Competition Location Finishing position 
 2016 Champions Trophy London, Great Britain 4th
 2015  World League Final Rosario, Argentina 6th 
 2015   Oceania Cup Stratford, New Zealand  1st
 2015  World League Semi-Final Antwerp, Belgium 3rd
 2014   Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 1st
 2014   World Cup The Hague, Netherlands  2nd
 2013   World League Finals                                   Tucuman, Argentina                     2nd
 2013   Oceania Cup                    Stratford, New Zealand                              1st
 2013  World League Semi-Final                                      London, England       1st
 2013  Junior World Cup                                Monchengladbach, Germany            6th

Biography

Jane Claxton credits her father Bob, current secretary of the Oceania Hockey Federation, and brother for her entry into hockey. At the age of six she began playing in a mixed gender competition, although the rough and tumble of playing with the boys nearly put her off.

2015 was a big year for Claxton, both on and off the field. Selected for all major international tournaments, Claxton also welcomed her fur baby ‘Hugo’ the sausage dog into the family, alongside purchasing her first house in Perth with her partner Todd.

Since she was young, she has looked up to former Hockeyroo Melanie Twitt – who played at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games – and former Olympic speed skater Stephen Bradbury for their dedication and success in overcoming challenges.