On her Hockeyroos debut at the 2016 International Tri-Series in Singapore, 18-year-old Grace Stewart scored a goal to secure Australia a 1-all draw against Germany in the opening round of the tournament.
The rookie from the NSW South Coast proved herself to be quick and agile in the goal circle, helping Australia defeat Great Britain in a six game series in early 2016. A flurry of goals at the 2016 Hawkes Bay Cup, where Australia secured the bronze medal, cemented Stewart’s position in the Hockeyroos for the final tournaments leading up the Rio Games.
Her impressive performance at the 2016 Champions Trophy in London and the International Hockey Tournament in Darwin secured Stewart her debut Olympic appearance in Rio 2016.
The forward moved from her hometown Gerringong to Perth in 2016 when she was promoted from the National Junior Squad and awarded a Hockey Australia Scholarship to train full-time with the senior team at the Western Australian base.
A love of hockey runs in the Stewart family, with her two sisters Lilly and Demi also representing NSW on the hockey pitch
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Nowra, NSW, Australia
Leederville, WA, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 2nd - 2016 International Hockey Tournament (Darwin, Australia)
- 4th – 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
- 3rd – 2016 Hawkes Bay Cup (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)
- 3rd – 2016 International Tri-series (Singapore)
- 1st – 2016 Six Game series with Great Britain
- 2016- Debut for the Hockeyroos in Singapore
- 2016- First International goal on debut in Singapore
- 2015- Australian Hockey League debut for NSW
- Gerringong Public School (NSW, Australia)
- Kiama High School (NSW, Australia)
Adam Commens - 2016
NSW Institute of Sport WHHP scholarship
Primary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Lake Conjola, South Coast NSW
- Favourite music
- Dream car
- Range Rover
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Cathy Freeman 2000 Sydney Olympics
- First Olympic Memory?
- The 2000 Sydney Olympics
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Why this sport?
- All my family played