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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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Eddie
Ockenden

Personal Details
Ockenden
Eddie
11
Caps
284
Goals
65
Debut
19/06/2006
Date of birth
03/04/1987
Hometown
Hobart, TAS
Position
Midfielder
Former clubs
North West Graduates, Hobart, TAS
Awards
World Young Player of the Year 2008; FIH World All Stars Team 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008; Tasmanian Athlete of the Year 2014; Kookaburras Player of the World Cup 2014; Kookaburras Player of the Year 2015

Tournament History

Year    Competition Location Finishing position 
2016 Champions Trophy London, Great Britain 1st
2015  World League Final Raipur, India 1st
2016 Oceania Cup Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2015 World League Semi-Final Antwerp, Belgium 1st
2014  Champions Trophy Bhubaneswar, India 3rd
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 1st
2014 World Cup The Hague, Netherlands 1st
2014 World League Finals Delhi, India 4th
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
2005 Junior World Cup Rotterdam, Australia
2nd

Biography

Named Kookaburras’ player of the year, Eddie Ockenden enjoyed a successful 2015 on the field in the green and gold.  

A nature enthusiast, Ockenden embraces the outdoors as much as possible. Heading home to Tasmania, he spends his spare time traveling to the country, walking upstream and enjoying fly-fishing and tuna fishing during season.

Prior to joining the Kookaburras, Ockenden worked casually in his local bakery while also helping his father’s agricultural business on farms in Tasmania’s countryside. Not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty, Ockenden would plant seedlings, harvest produce and fix fences as part of his daily duties.

In 2013, the midfielder became the first Tasmanian to score 50 goals for Australia.

Following the footsteps of his mother Angela, the pair played at the North-West Graduates Hockey Club. Ockenden ruptured his kidney as the age of 15 after taking a knee in his back from another player.