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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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Andrew
Charter

Personal Details
Charter
Andrew
30
Caps
114
Goals
0
Debut
06/05/2011
Date of birth
30/03/1987
Hometown
Canberra, ACT
Position
Goalkeeper
Former clubs
Peel Rebels, Perth, WA; Fremantle, WA

Tournament History

Year    Competition Location Finishing position 
2016 Champions Trophy London, Great Britain 1st 
2015 World League Final Raipur, India 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
2013  Oceania Cup Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2013 World League Semi-Final Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd
2012  Champions Trophy Melbourne, Australia 1st
2011 Champions Trophy                                Auckland, New Zealand 1st
2011 Oceania Cup Hobart, Australia                              
1st
2007 Junior World Cup Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1st

Biography

Andrew Charter played soccer and baseball as a child before ‘accidentally’ finding hockey. His sister Deanne, who was coaching an under 13 boys team at the time, roped Andrew to fill in on the field that day and he hasn’t stopped playing since. After a year outfield, he chose to become a goalkeeper.

Under the bar in 2015 for Australia at two major international tournaments, Charter helped the Kookaburras to two gold medals at both the World League semi final and World League final.

Graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an oil and gas major, Charter dedicated seven years to studying his degree.

Debuting his unique Australian-designed goalkeeping helmet at the 2014 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the helmet features a boxing Australian kangaroo with the Aussie flag. A design by Promasque, Charter’s helmet is a bold standout with the ARCAN (Australian Rare Chromosome Awareness Network) logo adorning the back plate to help raise awareness for the organisation, of which ex kookaburra and assistant coach Nathan Eglington is a committee member.