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Dylan Wotherspoon -Kookaburra’s Young Gun

Who is Dylan Wotherspoon? Australian 22 Years old 23 caps 6 Goals Australia Men’s Hockey team (Kookaburras) Number 26 When and why did you start playing hockey? Started playing at a young age of 4 How was your career until you reached the kookaburras? Probably similar to a lot of people you go through a lot of […]

Paul MacKinnon – A Story of the Average Player?

  Hi, my name is Paul MacKinnon. While ago I was asked to write something for Self-Pass and I’ve sat on it. I’ve read stories of some amazing people and their achievements and thought “my achievements don’t come anywhere near them, what can I write about that would be interesting?” To give you an idea […]

The inspiring leader of the Kookaburras: Mr. Mark Knowles

  What is the story of Mark Knowles? Grew up in Rockhampton, a country town of 70,000 in Central Queensland.  Both parents and family all played hockey from a young age. Moved to Perth in 2003 after being selected in the Kookaburras squad and have been here ever since.  Played 5 seasons in Hockey Club […]

Where is the mental toughness in the game of field hockey?

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is one way to say it. Or another way to put it, mental toughness is “the ability to consistently perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of competitive circumstances.” In other words, being mentally tough means that no matter how difficult the […]

So long 2014, Hello 2015!

2014 it’s gone and it was a fantastic hockey year! It was a year with some fuzz regarding the new FIH decision on reducing the playing time at international competitions in 10 minutes; new format is 4X15 minutes instead of good old 2X35 minutes. This new format started from September (Champions Trophy was the ‘showcase […]

Where are we heading? | Australia 2.0

Looking back to the World Cup in Den Haag: what a beautiful, well organized, colorful and massive tournament. Hopefully a turning point for this exquisite sport! Lately, mostly in the last decade hockey suffered innumerous changes, some for the benefit of the game and others for the sake (need) of a bigger popularity around the […]