2014 Northern Territory Athlete of the Year, Brooke Peris will make her Olympic debut in Rio as a member of the Australian Hockeyroos.
The Darwin-born forward is the cousin of former Olympic Hockeyroo gold medallist, Olympic athlete and Australian Senator Nova Peris. Nova was the first Indigenous athlete to win an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games and is big influence in Brooke’s sporting career.
In 2013, 19-years-old Peris made her international debut when she won gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival with a 2-1 victory over China. The same year she won gold at the Oceania Cup in New Zealand, and silver at the World League Finals in Argentina.
Peris won gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and became an internet sensation whilst in Great Britain after capturing a ‘selfie’ with the Queen in the background with retired teammate Jayde Taylor.
After her hockey career, Peris hopes to have a career in primary school teaching.
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Alice Springs, NT, Australia
Perth, WA, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 2nd - 2016 International Hockey Tournament (Darwin, Australia)
- 4th – 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
- 6th – 2015 World League Final (Rosario, Argentina)
- 1st – 2015 Oceania Cup (Stratford, New Zealand)
- 3rd – 2015 World League Semi-Final (Antwerp, Belgium)
- 2014 Commonwealth Games Gold Medal in Glasgow
- St Marys Primary School, NT,Darwin
- St Johns College, NT, Darwin, Australia
Adam Commons 2012 - Current
Tigers, Darwin, NT, aUSTRALIA
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- coconut curry chicken
- Favourite holiday destination
- Favourite music
- Tupac Shakur
- Dream car
- Optimus Prime
- Personal Motto
- "Thats myyyyyy giiiiiiirl!" "Nah Gammon" "that's Nuff"
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Buy Light Pauls Iced Coffee; Comes with the territory
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- NBA Baller
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- 2004 Kookaburra Gold medal game
- First Olympic Memory?
- 2000 woman hockeyroos gold medal
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- My brother Jonathan Peris
- Why this sport?
- Because I love it