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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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Aran
Zalewski

Personal Details
Zalewski
Aran
17
Caps
97
Goals
13
Debut
31/10/2011
Date of birth
21/03/1991
Hometown
Margaret River, WA
Position
Midfielder
Former clubs
Margaret River HC, Margaret River, WA

Tournament History

Year    Competition Location Finishing position 
2016 Champions Trophy London, Great Britain 1st
2015  World League Final Raipur, New Zealand 1st
2015 Oceania Cup Stratford, New Zealand 1st
2015  World League Semi-Final Antwerp, Belgium 1st
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

Biography

Part of the Kookaburras achievements in 2015, Aran Zalewski was named in the Kookaburras’ Olympic training squad in late 2015. A strong prospect for the Rio Olympic Games, the midfielder joins teammates as they hunt greatness.

Known to his teammates as ‘Moose’, Aran Zalewski strenuously denies a Kookaburras team rumour that he bleaches his hair before every tournament, stating it’s a ‘myth’. Zalewski’s messy, birds-nest-resembling hair style occurs naturally and he puts the rumours down to ‘jealousy’.

When not attending hockey training or university, he spends time with his four legged friend Bailey the chocolate brown Labrador and partner Teagan. The well-travelled West Australian is also an explorer, enjoying trips to America and Europe.

He enjoys a strong father-son relationship with his Dad, Wally. The pair played hockey together at their local Margret River Hockey Club. Aran attended boarding school at Perth’s Aquinas College from year nine.