Eddie Ockenden

Eddie Ockenden

Hockey Schedule & Results

(Local) / 06:00 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Men's Quarterfinal

4 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Netherlands

Australia


Eddie Ockenden


(Local) / 08:30 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's Pool A

9 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Brazil


Eddie Ockenden


(Local) / 08:30 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's Pool A

1 (Lost)

2 (Won)

Great Britain

Australia


Eddie Ockenden


(Local) / 08:30 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Men's Pool A

1 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Belgium

Australia


Eddie Ockenden


(Local) / 08:30 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Men's Pool A

0 (Lost)

1 (Won)

Australia

Spain


Eddie Ockenden


(Local) / 01:30 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Men's Pool A

2 (Won)

1 (Lost)

Australia

New Zealand


Eddie Ockenden


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Athlete Biography

Eddie Ockenden is set to make his third Olympic appearance with his selection in the men’s hockey team, looking to add a gold medal to his two Beijing and London bronzes.

After a stellar 2015, the Tasmanian was named ‘Kookaburras’ player of the year’, and his on field natural leadership helped the men’s side collect the World League semi-final and final titles, as well as the Oceania Championship.

The midfielder who doubles as a striker made his International debut in 2006, making him one of the most experienced players in the team. Despite not being selected on the 2007 Champions Trophy side, Ockenden fought his way back into the team and was the youngest male hockey player at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

After three professional seasons in the Netherlands playing for Laren, Ockenden captained the side to a 2011 Champions Trophy victory. The 29-year-old was then selected on his second Olympic Team but the Aussie men left disappointed with another bronze medal in two Games.

In 2013, the midfielder became the first Tasmanian to score 50 goals for Australia and was then named ‘Tasmanian Athlete of the Year’ in 2014. Off the pitch, Ockenden likes to embrace the outdoors as much as possible, travelling home to Tasmania to hike, fish and work on his father’s agricultural business in farming. He followed in his mother, Angela’s footsteps playing for the North-West Graduates Hockey Club in Hobart.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 3rd (hockey) 2008 Beijing - 3rd (hockey)

Recent Performances

  • 1st – 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
  • 1st - 2015 World League Final (Raipur, India)
  • 1st – 2015 Oceania Cup (Stratford, New Zealand)
  • 1st - 2015 World League Semi-Final (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 3rd – 2014 Champions Trophy (Bhubaneswar, India)

Career Highlights

  • Beijing Olympics
  • London Olympics
  • World cup winners 2010, 2014

Education

  • Primary
    Mt Stuart Primary school, Hobart Tasmania
  • Secondary
    The Friends' school, Hobart Tasmania

Training

  • Coach
    Graham Reid 2015 - present
  • Club
    North west grads hockey club, hobart. YMCC, perth
  • Institute/Academy
    TIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Perth Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
none
Favourite holiday destination
Spain, Tasmania
Dream car
anything that can drive me to the Tasmanian Lakes
Star Sign
Aries
Tattoos/Piercings
none
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
basketball
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Mens hockey gold medal Athens 2004
First Olympic Memory?
Watching hockey 1996
Why this sport?
best people, exciting sport. great competition