Hockeyroos Coaches



Position: Women’s Head Coach

Hometown: Perth, Western Australia

Playing Career: 1994 – 2004

International Coaching Career: 2010 – Present

Former Kookaburra Paul Gaudoin played 234 games for Australia across his 11-year career from 1994 until 2004, during which time he was the captain from 2001 until his retirement. Gaudoin was a key member of the 1996 and 2000 Olympic teams where the Kookaburras won bronze medals. During his time as a player, Gaudoin won Commonwealth Games gold in 1998 and competed at three World Cups, winning a bronze (1994) and a silver medal (2002). He also represented Australia at seven Champions Trophy tournaments.

Gaudoin began his coaching career in 2008, becoming a coach of the Kookaburras in 2010 where he worked his way up from an assistant coach to senior assistant coach role, including periods where he acted as interim head coach for the team. He took on the role as Hockeyroos head coach in late December, representing his maiden move in women’s hockey as the side rebuilds towards Tokyo 2020.



Position: Women’s Assistant Coach

Hometown: Adelaide, South Australia

Playing Career: 1994 – 2004

International Coaching Career: 2018 – Present

Allen brings extensive playing experience as a Hockeyroos team member for the side which won gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, 1998 Commonwealth Games and 1994 and 1998 World Cups. She made 182 appearances for Australia, scoring two goals.

She is a former FIH Player of the Year nominee who moved into coaching, working as the head coach of Women’s Hockey for the Victorian Institute of Sport from 2009 to 2016.

Allen led Victoria to the 2012 Australian Hockey League title and also worked within Australia’s National Junior teams, helping the side to bronze at the 2016 Junior World Cup. She was appointed as a Hockeyroos Assistant Coach in September 2018.



Position: Women’s Assistant Coach

Hometown: Perth, Western Australia

State Playing Career: 2004 – 2009

International Coaching Career: 2015 – Present

Andrews has held numerous coaching roles, most recently working with Canada as the senior assistant coach, including at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, before her appointment as Hockeyroos Assistant Coach in September 2018.

She was the head coach of Canada’s National Junior Teams from 2015, establishing a successful development program. Andrews has also held previous coaching roles within Hockey Australia and was head coach of the ACT Academy of Sport in Hockey from 2013 to 2015.

As a player, she was part of several Junior National Squad tours and was an AIS and WAIS scholarship holder. She also played abroad in Belgium in 2009.