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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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Jake
Whetton

Personal Details
Whetton
Jake
12
Caps
108
Goals
45
Debut
06/05/2011
Date of birth
15/06/1991
Hometown
Brisbane, QLD
Position
Forward
Former clubs
Victoria Park Panthers, Perth, WA

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  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
2012 Champions Trophy Melbourne, Australia 1st
2009 Junior World Cup Johor Baharu, Malaysia & Singapore 3rd

Biography

Part of the 2016 Coal Hockey India League winning team, the Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Jake Whetton played alongside four other Australian representatives in the six week league.

A health and fitness fanatic, Jake began playing hockey aged four, following in the footsteps of his parents in joining local club Eastern Suburbs Tigers in Brisbane.

The wiley forward credits 1976 Olympic silver medal winner Greg Browning as one of those to have had the strongest influence on his career. Encouraging him to attend training sessions with the likes of former Kookaburras Dean Butler and Stephen Lambert back in his hometown in Queensland gave Whetton the training and confidence needed to rise to the top.

With one eye already on the future, he has ambitions to take up hockey coaching and to travel extensively around Europe. Fond family memories of fun on the beaches of the Gold Coast mean Whetton can still often be found beachside now that he is based in Perth.