Dylan Wotherspoon

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Date: 09/04/1993

Number: 26

Position: Forward

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Caps: 93

Goals: 32

Home Town/State: Murwillumbah, NSW

Debut: 5/11/2014 v India @ Perth

In a short timeframe, Queenslander Dylan Wotherspoon made his senior international debut against India in late 2014 before joining the national senior squad in 2015 and stepping up into the Kookaburras’ Olympic training squad in early 2016. However, 2016 proved to be a difficult year for Wotherspoon, with a consistent hamstring injury ruling him out of competition for the majority of the year.

With both his parents heavily involved in hockey, he took up the sport with local club Redbacks aged four, following in the footsteps of his two older sisters. He has a younger brother Blake who also plays for Queensland.

Growing up, beach-loving Wotherspoon looked up to fellow Tweed-born Nathan Eglington, who was part of Australia’s Olympic gold medal winning team in 2004, something which Wotherspoon remembers staying up late and getting up early to watch. Eglington once gave the youngster his stick – a Voodoo – the brand Wotherspoon still uses to this day.