Published on: 23 June 2022
Christ Church 1st XI Hockey Team Head Coach Eddie Ockenden, one of Australia’s most renowned and celebrated players, is set to play for the Kookaburras in the upcoming Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham.
Eddie is headlining the team, holding the record for most representative appearances for Australia (387 representative appearances with a total of 71 goals). The upcoming games will be his fourth having played in 2010, 2014, and 2018 where the team took home the gold medals.
Eddie is a four-time Olympian, including achieving silver at the 2021 Tokyo game, a bronze medal in Beijing 2008 when he was the youngest player on the Australian side, and bronze at the 2012 London games as well as multiple World Cup gold medals in 2010 and 2014.
Among many of his awards is his attainment of International Youth Player of the Year 2008, and within the Australian side as three-time Kookaburras’ Player of the Year in 2010, 2014 and 2015.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held from Thursday 28 July to Monday 8 August with the Hockey competition to be conducted from Friday 29 August through Monday 8 August at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.