Eddie Ockenden

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Date: 03/04/1987

Number: 11

Position: Defender

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Caps: 366

Goals: 71

Home Town/State: Hobart, TAS

Debut: 19/6/2006 v Korea @ Ipoh, Malaysia


The Kookaburras Player Of The Year in 2014 and 2015 and a former FIH Player of the Year nominee, triple Olympian Ockenden – the only Tasmanian to score 50 goals for Australia – is one of the world’s most renowned players. Ockenden is closing in on Jamie Dwyer’s 365th games record in 2019.

There’s nothing more he likes that spending his spare time traveling in the Tasmanian wilderness, walking upstream and enjoying fly-fishing and tuna fishing during season.

Following the footsteps of his mother Angela, the pair played at the North-West Graduates Hockey Club. Having debuted in 2006, Ockenden’s career has seen many highlights but he cites competing at the Olympics and winning bronze medals in 2008 and 2012, along with the 2010 and 2014 World Cup triumphs as his most memorable moments.