Mackay born, Kirstin Dwyer is set to make her Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, after recording over 100 caps for the green and gold side.
Filled with a passion for hockey at aged four, she joined her local hockey club. She grew up idolising Hockeyroos captain Madonna Blyth and says she never dreamt that one day she would be playing on the same team as her vastly experienced fellow Queenslander.
The 27-year-old was part of the recent Champion's Trophy team that finished in fourth place.
Accident-prone Dwyer [not related to Kookaburras’ forward Jamie] has the tendency to run into stationary objects around hockey and the home. Back home in Mackay, Dwyer has her own 'little' crowd which includes 27 of her cousins who play in the Mackay School Hockey competition.
Dwyer was married in 2013 and also studies As she chases her goal Clinical Exercise Physiology.
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Mackay, QLD, Australia
- 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 (Perth, Australia)
- World Cup 2013 - Silver Medalist
- St John's Catholic Primary School, Mackay QLD
- St Patrick's College, Mackay QLD
Adam Commens 2013 - current
University of Western Australia
Australian Institute of Sport
Primary Training Base
- Star Sign