Kaitlin Nobbs

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Date: 24/09/1997

Number: 15

Position: Defender

Caps: 82

Goals: 4

Home Town/State: Newington, NSW

Debut: 31/5/2016 v Japan @ Darwin

 

Kaitlin Nobbs could be considered hockey royalty with her mum, Lee Capes, a hockey gold medallist from the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, and dad Michael Nobbs playing at the 1984 Los Angeles games as well as coaching the Indian men’s hockey team at the London 2012 games. Kaitlin’s uncle is Mark Hager, the current head coach of the New Zealand Black Sticks women’s team.

Nobbs debuted for the Hockeyroos in May 2016 at the International Hockey Open in Darwin, where the Hockeyroos competed against Malaysia, Japan and New Zealand.

Although Nobbs grew up in WA, living in the state until she was 14, she considers herself to be a NSW’er through and through. Nobbs was part of the bronze-medal winning 2016 Junior World Cup side and is hoping to finish her degree in nursing soon.