Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Australian team announced for Commonwealth Games, Dwyer not included
Star striker Jamie Dwyer is not part of the Australian men’s hockey team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The celebrated forward has opted to take rest after the national team’s World Cup glory. The side will be led by Mark Knowles, who will be playing in his third consecutive Commonwealth Games.
Apart from Dwyer, striker Glenn Turner is missing while Rob Hammond has recently retired. The Kookaburras features 12 members of the World Cup winning side that triumphed in The Hague recently. Aussie junior captain Daniel Beale, Trent Mitton, Andrew Philpott and Tristan White are the four new faces.
Besides Knowles, the 2014 World Cup final hat-trick man Chris Ciriello, Fergus Kavanagh, Trent Mitton, Eddie Ockenden, Simon Orchard and Matthew Swann were also part of the side that beat India 8-0 in the 2010 final in New Delhi.
21-year-old Jeremy Hayward, who was named the Young Player of the Tournament at the recently-held World Cup, is part of the Glasgow-bound squad.
The team management have appointed Graham Reid and Paul Gaudoin as joint head coaches of the men’s team following Ric Charlesworth’s to fast-forward his retirement ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
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