July 23, 2012

I did a number of tours with the Australian mens hockey team including a European tour to Belgium and Holland in1994, the Sultan Azlah Cup in Malaysia in 1994 and the Oceania Cup in New Zealand in 1995. The Kookaburras were a great group of guys with people like Jay Stacy, David Wansbrough, Lachie Dreher, China Davies, Ash Carey and of course Graham Reid their long suffering physio who became a great friend over the course of my involvement with the national team.

Australian test match record holder Jay Stacy and David Wansbrough

Unfortunately I had to give up my involvement with the national mens hockey team when I was appointed Athletics Team Manager after Atlanta and my friend Pete Baquie took over. I was lucky enough to be in the crowd when Australia finally won that elusive hockey gold medal in Athens in 2004.

Gold in Athens 2004. Team doctor Pete Baquie is bottom left.