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Eddie Ockenden
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Ockenden in 2012
Personal information
Full name Edward Clyve Ockenden
Born (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 35)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing position Defender
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Australia 390 (71)
Last updated on: 8 August 2022

Edward "Eddie" Clyve Ockenden (born 3 April 1987) is an Australian field hockey player. He plays in the midfielder and striker positions. He turned professional in 2008 and has played for teams in the Netherlands. He plays club hockey, having competed for a New Zealand team and Hobart, Tasmania side, North West Hobart Graduates (NWG). He also plays for the Tassie Tigers in the Australian Hockey League. He has represented Australia on the junior and senior level, earning a silver medal with the 2005 U21 team at the Junior World Cup.

As a member of the senior men's team, he represented Australia at the 2008 Games where he earned a bronze medal. He won a gold medal at the 2009 and 2011 Champions Trophy competitions. He won another gold medal with Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. At the 2010 World Cup, he won a gold medal. He represents the Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was again part of an Australian team that won the bronze medal.

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Field hockey

Field hockey

Field hockey is a team sport structured in standard hockey format, in which each team plays with ten outfield players and a goalkeeper. Teams must drive a round hockey ball by hitting it with a hockey stick towards the rival team's shooting circle and then into the goal. The match is won by the team that scores the most goals. Matches are played on grass, watered turf, artificial turf, synthetic field, or indoor boarded surface.

Australian Hockey League

Australian Hockey League

The Australian Hockey League (AHL) was Australia's premier national domestic field hockey competition. Despite its non-professional nature, AHL is considered one of the strongest and most competitive national hockey leagues in the world. The AHL consists of both men's and women's competition. It includes many players from the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos, and participating in the AHL is a selection requirement for all Australian national squad members.

Field hockey at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Field hockey at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Field hockey at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held over a fourteen-day period beginning on 10 August, and culminating with the medal finals on 22 and 23 August. All games were played at the hockey field constructed on the Olympic Green.

2010 Commonwealth Games

2010 Commonwealth Games

The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Delhi 2010, was an international multi-sport event that was held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. A total of 4352 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events, making it the largest Commonwealth Games to date. It was also the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event.

Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Uttar Pradesh Wizards

The Uttar Pradesh Wizards are a field hockey team based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh that plays in the Hockey India League. It is owned by Sahara India Pariwar. Former Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans serves as coach for the team and former Indian captain Dhanraj Pillay acts as the technical director of the team.

Hockey India League

Hockey India League

Hockey India League (HIL), known as the Coal India Hockey India League is a professional field hockey league in India. The league is organized by Hockey India, the governing body for the sport in India. HIL, along with the Indian Premier League, Indian Super League, and Pro Kabaddi League, is considered one of the major sports leagues in the country. HIL consists of six teams, with the regular season lasting two months from January to February, with each team playing 10 games. The top four teams at the end of the season move into the play-offs, where the championship game decides the Hockey India League winner.

Personal

Ockenden is from Moonah, Tasmania.[1][2][3] He had completed one year of higher education by 2008, finishing a year of working towards a degree in commerce.[3] He began playing hockey at the age of eight, encouraged by his mother, who was also a hockey player.[4]

Field hockey

Ockenden is a midfielder[5] and striker.[6][7] In 2006, he had a field hockey scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport.[6]

Ockenden plays club amateur hockey. In 2007, he was playing club hockey in New Zealand for a Canterbury side in the New Zealand national league.[8] In 2011, he played club hockey in Hobart,[9] for the North-West Graduates. That year, he played in the Southern Men's Hockey Grand Final.[10]

Professional hockey

Ockenden turned professional in 2008, when he signed a deal and played for Laren, a Dutch team. His salary was not near the top of the league, where the best players earn in the six figures.[3] In 2008, 2009 and 2011, he played professional hockey in the Netherlands.[3][9][11][12]

State team

Ockenden plays for the Tassie Tigers in the Australian Hockey League. He was with the team in 2006 when he was a teenager.[6] He played for the team in the first found of the 2011 season.[13] He was a member of the Tassie Tigers in 2010.[14] He played in a June 2010 game for the Tassie Tigers against New South Wales that New South Wales won 6–3. He scored a goal in the game.[15] In 2010, after the league finals, he earned the AHL Player of the Tournament award.[16]

Junior national team

Ockenden has represented Australia on the junior national level. In 2005, as a member of the U21 national team, he earned a silver medal at the Junior World Cup.[6]

Senior national team

Ockenden is a member of the Kookaburras. His first national team cap for the Kookaburras happened in 2006.[5] In 2006, he represented Australia at the Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia.[6] In 2007, he competed in the Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament. He played in the tournament game against New Zealand where Australia won 3–1.[8] He did not compete in the 2007 Champions Trophy competition for Australia.[8] In December 2007, he was a member of the Kookaburras squad that competed in the Dutch Series in Canberra.[17] In January 2008, he was a member of the senior national team that competed at the Five Nations men's hockey tournament in South Africa.[18][19]

He represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics,[2][5] where he won a bronze medal.[5][20] These were his first Olympics and he was the youngest player on the Australian field hockey team. He was one of fourteen Tasmanians to represent Australia at the Games.[2] He scored two goals in the bronze medal game against the Netherlands in the country's 6–1 victory.[20] New national team coach Ric Charlesworth named him, a returning member, alongside fourteen total new players who had few than 10 national team caps to the squad before in April 2009 in a bid to ready the team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[21] In 2009, he participated in two test matched against Spain in Perth in the lead up to the Champions Trophy.[5]

In 2009, he won a gold medal at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy competition.[22][23] In 2010, he represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games,[14] where he won a gold medal when his side beat India 8–0 in front of an Indian home crowd.[24] His coach Ric Charlesworth described his performance at the Games as "exceptional."[24] In 2010, he won a gold medal at the World Cup. In the 2–1 victory in the gold medal round against Germany, he scored a goal in the sixth minute.[25]

While at the World Cup, the Indian hosts provided extensive security for him and other hockey competitors. Jamie Dwyer said "it was the tightest security he had ever seen as a competitor in an international competition".[26] Competing at the 2010 World Cup in India was the first time he had visited India.[26] Because of other commitments, he could not compete at the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in May 2011.[27] In 2011, he won a gold medal in the Champions Trophy, scoring a goal in the gold medal match.[28][29][30] He captained the Australian side in the competition.[29][30]

In December 2011, he was named as one of twenty-eight players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national training squad. This squad will be narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[31][32][33] In February during the training camp, he played in a four nations test series with the teams being the Kookaburras, Australia A Squad, the Netherlands and Argentina.[1] In a game for the Kookaburras against Argentina, his team won 4-0 and he scored a goal.[34]

Ockenden was selected in the Kookaburras Olympics squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team reached the final for the first time since 2004. They lost to Belgium in a shootout.[35]

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Australian Institute of Sport

Australian Institute of Sport

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is a high performance sports training institution in Australia. The Institute's 66-hectare (163-acre) headquarters were opened in 1981 and are situated in the northern suburb of Bruce, Canberra. The AIS is a division of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), part of the Australian Government under the Department of Health and Aged Care.

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and over 700 smaller islands. It is the sixth-largest island country by area, covering 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

Australian Hockey League

Australian Hockey League

The Australian Hockey League (AHL) was Australia's premier national domestic field hockey competition. Despite its non-professional nature, AHL is considered one of the strongest and most competitive national hockey leagues in the world. The AHL consists of both men's and women's competition. It includes many players from the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos, and participating in the AHL is a selection requirement for all Australian national squad members.

Australia men's national field hockey team

Australia men's national field hockey team

The Australia men's national field hockey team is one of the nation's most successful top-level sporting teams. They are the only Australian team in any sport to receive medals at six straight Summer Olympic Games (1992–2012). The Kookaburras placed in the top four in every Olympics between 1980 and 2012; in 2016, the Kookaburras placed sixth. They also won the Hockey World Cup in 1986, 2010 and 2014.

2008 Summer Olympics

2008 Summer Olympics

The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and also known as Beijing 2008, were an international multisport event held from 8 to 24 August 2008, in Beijing, China. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events, one event more than those scheduled for the 2004 Summer Olympics. This was the first time China had hosted the Olympic Games, and the third time the Summer Olympic Games had been held in East Asia, following the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. These were also the second Summer Olympic Games to be held in a communist state, the first being the 1980 Summer Olympics in the Soviet Union.

Ric Charlesworth

Ric Charlesworth

Richard Ian Charlesworth AO is an Australian sports coach and former politician. He played first-class cricket for Western Australia and international field hockey for the Kookaburras, winning a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Charlesworth served as a federal member of parliament from 1983 to 1993, representing the Labor Party. After leaving politics, he was appointed coach of the Hockeyroos, leading them to Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2000. Charlesworth later coached the Kookaburras from 2009 to 2014, and has also worked in consulting roles with the New Zealand national cricket team, the Australian Institute of Sport, and the Fremantle Football Club.

2010 Commonwealth Games

2010 Commonwealth Games

The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Delhi 2010, was an international multi-sport event that was held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. A total of 4352 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events, making it the largest Commonwealth Games to date. It was also the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event.

2009 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy

2009 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy

The 2009 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy was the 31st edition of the Hockey Champions Trophy men's field hockey tournament. It was held from 28 November to 6 December 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

Jamie Dwyer

Jamie Dwyer

Jamie Dwyer is an Australian field hockey player. He currently plays for YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club in the Melville Toyota League in Perth, Western Australia. He also played for the Queensland Blades in the Australian Hockey League. He debuted for Australia as a junior player in 1995, and for the senior side in 2001. He has played over 350 matches for Australia and scored over 220 goals. He has represented Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he won a gold medal and the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics where Australia won bronze medals. He has also represented Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games where he won a gold medal and the 2010 Commonwealth Games where he also won gold. He has won silver medals at the 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup and the 2006 Men's Hockey World Cup. He won a gold medal at the 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

2012 Summer Olympics

2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, England, United Kingdom. The first event, the group stage in women's football, began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, followed by the opening ceremony on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in the 2012 Olympics.

Recognition

In 2007 and 2008, he was named the best young player of the tournament at the Champions Trophy competition.[3]

In 2008, he was honoured by being named the Young Player of the Year by the International Hockey Federation.[36]

In 2010, he earned the Kookaburra's 2010 Player of the Year award, an award he shared with Simon Orchard.[16]

In 2011, he was named in the World All-Star Team.[37]

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