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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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Matt
Gohdes

Personal Details
Gohdes
Matt
16
Caps
159
Goals
53
Debut
19/10/2009
Date of birth
08/05/1990
Hometown
Rockhampton, QLD
Position
Forward

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
2013 World League Semi-Final Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd
2012 Olympic Games London, Great Britain 3rd
2011 Champions Trophy Auckland, New Zealand 1st
2009 Junior World Cup Johor Baharu, Malaysia & Singapore 3rd

Biography

The cousin of Kookaburras teammate Jamie Dwyer, Matt Gohdes started playing hockey at the age of four in Rockhampton, Queensland. Growing up side-by-side with Dwyer’s family, the pair would often bounce hockey ideas off one another with Gohdes admitting his older cousin has had a huge influence on his career.

Gohdes, along with fellow Aussies Mark Knowles, Simon Orchard, Jake Whetton and Tristan Clemons won the 2016 Coal Hockey India League title with the Jaypee Punjab Warriors. A key component to the Kookaburras’ forward line, Gohdes was selected for all 2015 international tournaments.

Tying the knot with his partner Jill in November last year, Matt otherwise known as ‘Goat’, spends his spare time trekking the off-road tracks of Perth in his 4WD while heading away for camping trips with friends and family.