Tim Deavin will make his second Olympic appearance at Rio as he takes over 125 international caps worth of experience into the Games.
The Tasmanian born athlete took up hockey at nine years of age and his career was almost ended prematurely in 1999 when he suffered a depressed skull fracture.
The midfielder made his international debut in 2010 at the Azlan Shah Cup winning gold before going on to be part of the successful team that won the 2010 Champions Trophy.
Known as “Deavo”, he was part of the Australian team that won gold at the 2011 Champions Trophy in Auckland. The historic win was the fourth consecutive win for the Kookaburras, the first team to have achieved this in history. A foot injury nearly ended Deavin’s Olympic debut, but he recovered to have a great start to 2012 competing in a string of Kookaburras international matches and cementing his spot on the side.
Selected for all international tournaments in 2015, the defender also represented the Ranchi Rays in this year’s Coal Hockey India League where they lost their 2015 crown to the Jaypee Punjab Warriors. Off the field, Deavin divides his time between hockey and being the owner/director of hockey equipment companies Lycan Sports and The Hockey Shop. Deavin also has completed a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and Cert IV in business management.
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Launceston, TAS, Australia
Perth, WA, Australia
- 2012 London - 3rd (hockey)
- 1st – 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
- 1st - 2015 World League Final (Raipur, India)
- 1st - 2015 World League Semi-Final (Antwerp, Belgium)
- 1st – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland)
- 1st – 2014 World Cup (The Hague, Netherlands)
- Winning the 2014 FIH Hockey World Cup in Den Hague Netherlands
- Bronze at London Olympics
- Being number 1 in the world for 5 and a half years of the 6 years I have been in the team
- Scotch Oakburn College
- Scotch Oakburn College
Graham Reid 2014 to present
Tassie Tigers, Australian Hockey League / Ranchi Rays, Hockey India League / Tamar Churinga, Launceston Tasmania / Derwent Strikers, Hobart Tasmania
Tasmania Institute of Sport, Australian Institute of Sport
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Burgers, Pizza and Lasagna
- Favourite holiday destination
- Place I most want to go is the Maldives. Funnest places I have been Boracay in the Philippians. Hvar and Dubrovnic in Croatia
- Dream car
- Original GT40, AC Cobra, Pagani Zonda
- Star Sign
- Olympic rings above my ankle. Pretty self explanatory
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Ice Hockey or half pipe or basketball
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Kieran Perkins 1500m wins and the first Men's Hockey goal at Athens.
- First Olympic Memory?
- Can't remember
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Andrew Mcdonald, Ric Charlesworth and my Father.
- Why this sport?
- My grandfather, uncle, auntie and father all played