Born in the South Australian country town of Berri, Georgina ‘Georgie’ Parker played her first game of hockey on her eighth birthday. Ever since her first game she dreamt of competing at the Olympics. In 2016 she will make her dream come true when she debuts in Rio as a member of the Hockeyroos.
Parker won silver at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival after narrowly going down to Great Britain 2-3 in the final.
Two years later she joined the Hockeyroos in the Netherlands, where Australia placed sixth in the Champions Trophy.
In 2013 the forward won gold in the World League Semi-Final in England, and silver at the World League Final in Argentina. The following year she won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and silver in the Hockey World Cup in the Netherlands.
Parker is known as the Hockeyroos resident musician and jazz enthusiast. Her love for music developed over her school years where she learnt to play the piano and trumpet, and sung in school choirs.
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Peter or Parker
North Adelaide, SA, Australia
Marmion, WA, Australia
- AYOF 2009
- 2nd - 2016 International Hockey Tournament (Darwin, Australia)
- 4th – 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
- 3rd – 2015 World League Semi-Final (Antwerp, Belgium)
- 1st – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland)
- World Cup silver 2014
- Commonwealth games gold 2014 and scoring a 1v1 in the final v England
- World league silver 2013
- Berri primary (SA, AUS)
- Wilderness school (Adelaide,AUS)
- Journalism and PR, Curtin university, 2013-
Adam commens 2011-current
Adelaide hockey club, SA, Australia
AIS - SASI
Primary Training Base
Perth - Australia
Secondary Training Base
Adelaide - Australia
- Go to the game with shoelaces undone, left shin pad on first
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Anywhere with my family
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Smiley face tattoo on my wrist - no meaning Elephant on my ankle - sister tattoo with one of my sisters 'Hottyroo' on my rib - after winning a medal at World Cup (lost a bet) Roman numberals on my other rib - mine and my best friends Australian playing number.
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Eric the eel
- Why this sport?
- Because I love it