Daniel Beale

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Date: 12/02/1993

Number: 23

Position: Midfielder

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Caps: 177

Goals: 28

Home Town/State: Brisbane, QLD

Debut: 9/3/2013 v India @ Ipoh, Malaysia

Beale captained the Australian Under-21 team, the Burras, at the 2013 Junior World Cup in 2013, before breaking into the Kookaburras team shortly after his appearance in Delhi. The Queenslander stepped up to represent the Kookaburras at the World League Finals a month after the Junior World Cup, before being made a full member of the senior national squad in early 2014 and playing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where Australia won gold.

In 2015, the midfielder helped the Kookaburras to two gold medals at major international tournaments – the World League Semi-Final and World League Final.  He was also part of the 2016 Rio Olympics side, which is hockey career highlight to date.

He cites the 2004 Olympic gold medal winning Australian team in Athens as inspiration for who he wanted to become as a player and recalls watching them on TV as a child. A golf fan and lover of Perth’s beaches, he works behind the scenes for his hockey sponsor, packing orders and receiving stock.