Home Town/State: Wollongong, NSW
Debut: 2/5/2015 v Pakistan @ Hobart
The brother of former Kookaburra Kieran, Blake Govers scored on debut in Tasmania in May 2015 before stepping up from the national development squad to the Kookaburras’ Olympic training squad, making Australia’s final team for Rio de Janeiro.
A potent penalty corner exponent, his impressive first international season included ‘Best Young Player’ and ‘Top Scorer’ awards at the World League Semi Final, an Olympic qualifier, in July 2015. A fractured foot ruled him out of the World League Final later that same year.
After some time out of the team following the Rio Olympics, Govers returned with five goals against Papua New Guinea at the 2017 Oceania Cup. He continued his good goal scoring, finishing as Australia’s top scorer with five goals at the triumphant 2017 World League Final to boost his outstanding goals-to-games ratio. Away from the pitch, Govers is a qualified bricklayer with a passion for Holden classic cars and says he’d be a V8 Supercars driver if he wasn’t a hockey player.