Home Town/State: Darwin, NT
Debut: 24/4/2013 v South Korea @ Perth
While retired teammate Jayde Taylor received many of the plaudits Brooke Peris was actually the person responsible for pressing the button on one of 2014’s most famous selfies, Her Majesty the Queen’s Commonwealth Games ‘photobomb’.
A Darwin girl, Peris has a supportive family and community fan base behind her, including boyfriend Jeremy Hayward, a member of the Kookaburras team. The cousin of former Olympic hockey player and athlete Nova Peris, Brooke took up hockey aged four. She credits the Tiger girls in the Northern Territory for where she is today.
Peris had a big 2016, not only debuting in her first Olympic Games at Rio 2016, but along with boyfriend Hayward, welcoming Border Collie ‘Wally’ to their family.