Jake Whetton

Jake Whetton

Hockey Schedule & Results

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

4 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Netherlands

Australia


Jake Whetton


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

9 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Brazil


Jake Whetton


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

1 (Lost)

2 (Won)

Great Britain

Australia


Jake Whetton


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

1 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Belgium

Australia


Jake Whetton


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

0 (Lost)

1 (Won)

Australia

Spain


Jake Whetton


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

2 (Won)

1 (Lost)

Australia

New Zealand


Jake Whetton


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Athlete Biography

Jake Whetton will make his Olympic debut at Rio, as part of an evenly balanced men’s hockey team that boasts experience and new talent. Whetton’s hockey career began at just four-years-old when he followed in the footsteps of his parents and played for his local club, the Eastern Suburbs Tigers in Brisbane.

Nick-named “Whetty”, this Brisbane boy made his debut for the senior team in 2011 and was selected in the 2012 Olympic development squad ahead of the London Games but would have to wait another Olympic quad before making his debut. Over the next five years, Whetton has been an ever-present force in Australian hockey claiming over 100 international caps.

The 25-year-old was a member of the 2016 Coal Hockey India League winning team, the Jaypee Punjab Warriors, where he played alongside four other Australian representatives in the six week league.

The forward credits 1976 Olympic silver medal winner Greg Browning as one of those to have had the strongest influence on his career. Encouraging him to attend training sessions with the likes of former Kookaburras Dean Butler and Stephen Lambert back in his hometown in Queensland gave Whetton the training and confidence needed to rise to the top.

A health and fitness fanatic, Jake has ambitions to take up hockey coaching and to travel extensively around Europe in his post-playing career.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 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)
  • 1st - 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland)

Career Highlights

  • 2014 Hockey World Cup Gold Medal
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Gold Medal
  • Champions Trophy 2012 Gold Medal

Education

  • Primary
    Calamvale State School
  • Secondary
    Clairvaux Mackillop College Brisbane Queensland Australia

Training

  • Coach
    Graham Reid 2015-Current
  • Club
    Queensland Blades, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    Hockey Australia Contract, Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Perth Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
Run the warm up laps with shoe laces untied
Favourite food
Curried Sausages/ Bacon and Egg Pie/ Hamburger
Favourite holiday destination
Hawaii
Favourite music
House
Dream car
Range Rover Sport
Personal Motto
The harder you work the harder it it to surrender
Star Sign
Gemini
I would spend my last $10 on
Hamburger
Tattoos/Piercings
Souther Cross (back) Kookaburra (Left Side) A "Quote" (right side)
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Marathon
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
2004 Hockey Gold Medal
First Olympic Memory?
200 sydney Olympics
Most Influential person in your career/life
Parents
Why this sport?
Because i love it