Year Awarded: 2003
Sport: Hockey
Team Sport Australia Award

Women's Hockey Team (Hockeyroos) (Hockey) - 1988

This was the first Olympic Gold ever won by an Australian hockey Team, the gold medal being considered the highest achievement in Hockey. It was the start of an astonishing era of success for Women’s hockey in Australia.

Olympic Games

Debbie Bowman

Team Members: Debbie Bowman (Captain), Tracey Belbin, Lee Capes, Michelle Capes, Sally Carbon, Elspeth Clement (nee Swain), Loretta Dorman, Maree Fish, Rechelle Hawkes, Lorraine Hillas, Kathleen Partridge, Sharon Patmore (see Buchanan), Jackie Pereira, Sandra Pisani, Kim Small, Liane Tooth.

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