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Kookaburras squad athlete profiles

On this page you'll find the official 2016 Kookaburras 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.

KOOKABURRAS ATHLETE PROFILES
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Jamie
Dwyer

Personal Details
Dwyer
Jamie
1
Caps
359
Goals
241
Debut
10/05/2001
Date of birth
12/03/1979
Hometown
Rockhampton, QLD
Position
Forward
Former clubs
Bloemendaal, NED; Easts, Brisbane, QLD; Wanderers, Rockhampton, QLD
Awards
World Player of the Year 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007 and 2004; World Young Player of the Year 2002; FIH World All Stars Team 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006; Kookaburras’ Top Scorer 2015 (16 goals)

Tournament History

Year    Competition Location Finishing position 
2015  World League Final Raipur, India 1st
2015 Oceania Cup Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2015  World League Semi-Final Antwerp, Belgium 1st
2014  World Cup The Hague, Netherlands 1st
2013 Oceania Cup Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2013 World League Semi-Final Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd
2012 Champions Trophy Melbourne, Australia 1st
2012 Olympic Games London, Great Britain 3rd
2011 Champions Trophy Auckland, New Zealand
1st
2011 Oceania Cup Hobart, Australia
1st
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 1st
2010 Champions Trophy Monchengladbach, Germany 1st
2010 World Cup Delhi, India
1st
2009 Champions Trophy Melbourne, Australia
1st
2009 Oceania Cup Invercargill, New Zealand
1st
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
3rd
2008 Champions Trophy Rotterdam, Netherlands
1st
2007 Champions Trophy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2007 Oceania Cup                                            Buderim, Australia
1st
2006 World Cup Monchengladbach, Germany
2nd
2006 Champions Trophy Terassa, Spain
4th
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia
1st
2005 Champions Trophy Chennai, India
1st
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece
1st
2003 Champions Trophy Amstelveen, Netherlands
2nd
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England
1st
2002 World Cup Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2001 Oceania Cup Melbourne, Australia      
1st
2001 Champions Trophy Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd

Biography

Australia’s most capped player Jamie Dwyer scored the winning goal in the final of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens to earn Australia’s men a first ever Olympic gold medal. With more than 200 goals in more than 350 games his consistency is what marks him out amongst his peers.

At the age of 15 he was offered a cricket scholarship but turned it down and progressed with hockey in order to achieve his childhood dream of winning gold at an Olympic Games.

Off the back of a successful 2015 with gold medals from the World League semi final, Oceania Cup and World League final, Dwyer was named the Kookaburras’ 2015 top scorer, netting 16 goals during the year.

A keen golfer, Dwyer has a number of business interests including a hockey coaching business with teammate Mark Knowles, his own hockey brand, JDH, and two restaurants in Perth, Bib and Tucker on Cottesloe Beach and May Street Larder in east Fremantle which he co-owns with fellow Olympians Eammon Sullivan and Steve Hooker.

Spare time is family time spent with wife Leoni and his daughter and two sons. Proud supporters of their dad, Dwyer’s boys can often be seen wearing their personalised Kookaburras shirts printed with his playing number 1.