Jade Warrender is a hockey player who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2013 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, she was paired with Elizabeth Ellis AO as her Mentor.
Jade was born in Orange, New South Wales, in 1992 and began playing hockey at age six. She first represented Australia in 2009 at the Junior World Cup in Boston, USA, but suffered a devastating knee injury just a few months later and was forced to undergo her first keen reconstruction.
Working hard to overcome this setback, Jade was rewarded with NSW Arrows representation. Then, in February 2011, she made her debut for Australia at the 4 Nations Tournament in Argentina in 2011. Having been selected then in the 2012 Olympic Squad, Jade’s resolve and resilience was once again tested when she reinjured her knee and faced her second reconstruction on the eve of possible Olympic selection.
Jade was awarded scholarships with the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as she battled to recover from the numerous injuries which plagued her career, and she undertook a degree in Exercise Science and Secondary Education at Murdoch University.
Honours & Achievements
- 2009: Selected for Junior World Cup Team and part of Leadership Group, Boston, USA.
- 2011: 4 Nations Tournament, Argentina, (Debuted for The Hockeyroos).
- 2011: Champions Trophy, Netherlands.
- 2012: Australian Olympic Hockey Squad.
- 2013: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.