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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.

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Fergus
Kavanagh

Personal Details
Kavanagh
Fergus
31
Caps
231
Goals
15
Debut
05/05/2007
Date of birth
21/05/1985
Hometown
Geraldton, WA
Position
Defender
Former clubs
Saints, Geraldton, 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 Finals 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, India
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

Biography

The Kookaburras’ very own Beyoncé, Fergus Kavanagh laughs off the squad’s inside joke of him having a big ‘butt’, simply replying “big is beautiful!”

Away from the hockey pitch, the Western Australian enjoys repairing old bikes.

His first connection with hockey was at the age of eight in his primary school in Geraldton, WA.  Tom, Fergus’s older brother paved the way for Fergus's hockey career.

A senior member of the Kookaburras, Kavanagh was the first Australian to win the Hockey India League when his Ranchi Rhinos team won the inaugural edition in 2013. He won the title again in 2015 with the Ranchi Rays.

A graduate in a double degree of Engineering and Commerce at the University of Western Australia, Kavanagh's field of interest lies in harnessing the ocean’s power as a source of renewable energy.

He has a passion for music, playing both guitar and piano and states his favourite genre as alternate music, but likes anything that gets his butt shaking.