Home Town/State: Lithgow, NSW
Debut: 1/12/2017 v India @ Bhubaneswar, India
Former Lithgow coal miner Lachlan Sharp was another to earn his debut in late 2017, thrust into the World League Final for his first taste of international hockey. The lightly-framed attacker, who hails from Zig Zag and Ryde Hunters Hill Hockey Clubs, impressed in his debut tournament but broke his international duck with a thunderbolt in early January against the Netherlands.
Sharp scored the decisive goal in the 2018 Azlan Shah Cup final, before shaking off injury to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He also scored two goals as the Kookaburras secured the 2018 Champions Trophy title.
Despite his international achievements, Sharp still cites Ryde’s maiden premiership in 50 years in 2015 as one of his career highlights to date.