Jamie Dwyer: Field Hockey

Jamie Dwyer (born 12 March 1979) is an Australian field hockey player who won the World Hockey Player award six times from 2004 to 2011. He first started playing hockey when he was 4 and have loved it ever since and later debuted for Australia as a junior player in 1995. Dwyer was offered a cricket scholarship in Brisbane but didn’t want to give up his Olympic hockey dream. He plays for the Queensland Blades in the Australian Hockey League.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Dwyer won a gold medal the 2004 Athens Olympics, a bronze for both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London games. He was also part of the team who competed for the World Cup, winning gold medals for the 2010 New Delhi and 2014 The Hague Cups and silver medals for the 2002 Kuala Lumpur and 2006 Monchengladbach Cups.

He represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games winning gold medals thrice in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
Dwyer was honored as the Young Player of the Year by the International Hockey Federation in 2002 and in 2004 and 2007; he was named IHF World Player of the Year.

In 2007, Dwyer was named Captain of the World Team; in 2011, he was named the International Field Hockey Player of the Year, the same year where he was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport ‘Best of the Best’.

Why Is He So Good?

Dwyer is counted among the greatest players of the sport in contemporary era. He pretty much has done it all – Commonwealth gold, World Cup gold and Olympic gold. Playing more than 250 games for Australia and over 180 international goals (more international goals than any other player), he went from one success to another, focusing all his efforts on the sport, even when he was younger. It was his sheer hard work and determination that made him part of the Australian hockey team.

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