Glenn Turner is one of the Kookaburras' most lethal strikers having scoring close to 100 goals for Australia and is now set to make his second Olympic appearance. Turner will look to add Olympic gold to his list of achievements having already won at Commonwealth, World Cup and Champions Trophy level.
Turner got into the sport when he was five as a result of a bet between his father and their neighbours in Bowral. Turner's father played rugby league but their neighbours played hockey. They made a bet that whoever's team finished higher that year, then the two sons who were both the same age would play that sport.
After playing for domestically for the Canberra Lakers, he made his Kookaburras debut in 2009 against Germany, before scoring a double in his fifth international against England to start a steady flow of goals for the striker.
Turner was at his lethal best when he scored the decisive goal in the 2-1 semi-final victory over the Netherlands at the 2010 World Cup where Australia went on to win gold and helped the Aussie side win their second bronze medal at London.
The Australian forward helped the claim a top of the podium finish at the prestigious World League Final in Raipur, before packing his bags again to join the Kalinga Lancers in the 2016 Coal Hockey India League, who finished 2016 runners-up to the Jaypee Punjab Warriors. Off the pitch, Turner juggles his hockey commitment with his young family, and enjoys reading athlete autobiographies. Turner is also NRL fanatic, supporting the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
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Bowral, NSW, Australia
Goulburn, NSW, Australia
- 2012 London 3rd (hockey)
- 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)
- 4th – 2014 World League Finals (Delhi, India)
- Winning the 2014 World Cup
- Winning the 2010 world cup
- London olympic bronze medal
- St Thomas Bowral (NSW, Australia)
- Trinity Catholic College Goulburn (NSW, Australia)
Graham Reid (2014 - current)
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Gwandalan, NSW
- Favourite music
- Dream car
- Range rover
- Personal Motto
- Never give up
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Tattoo of Taurus symbol
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- 100m Sprint
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Cathy Freeman
- First Olympic Memory?
- Was at stadium when Cathy Freeman won gold
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Why this sport?
- Just enjoyed it most as all my mates played as well