Brian Glencross

The men’s hockey team won its first Olympic medal, a bronze behind India and Pakistan, at Tokyo 1964. At Mexico City 1968, the team finished second to Pakistan after defeating India in the semi-final. 

Brian Glencross, a prolific goal scorer from Western Australia, was a member of the teams to Tokyo, Mexico City and Munich 1972. He was selected as the vice captain of the team to Mexico City but when the captain, Don McWatters, succumbed to injury he ended up leading Australia in all the matches. He was captain again in Munich.  

At Seoul 1988, Glencross was a coach of the women’s team that won Australia’s first Olympic hockey gold medal. In 1990, he received an OAM for ‘service to hockey’ and in 1991, he was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. In 2008, he was one of the inaugural inductees into the Hockey Australia Hall of Fame.

Tokyo:  Merv Crossman, Paul Dearing, Ray Evans, Glencross, Robin Hodder, Don Martin, John McBryde, John McCormack, Don McWatters, Pat Nilan, Eric Pearce, Julian Pearce, Des Piper, Don Smart, Anthony Waters, Graham Wood

Mexico City: Arthur Busch, Paul Dearing, Ray Evans, Glencross, Robert Haigh, Don Martin, James Mason, Don McWatters, Pat Nilan, Eric Pearce, Gordon Pearce, Julian Pearce, Des Piper, Fred Quine, Ron Riley, Don Smart

 

 

Olympic Results

Munich 1972 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 25 - HOL V AUS HT: 1-3, Goals: Glencross 32', Mason 39' HOL 2-0 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 16 - AUS V MEX HT: 6-0, Goals: Riley 16', 22' 31', 47', 63', Mason 24', 30', Charlesworth 35', Browning 51', Smart 55' MEX 10-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 05 - AUS V KEN HT: 1-0, Goals: Ninlan 30', 60', Riley 56' KEN 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V NZL HT: 0-0, NZL 0-0 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 19 - AUS V GBR HT: 1-1, Goals: Riley 21' GBR 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 12 - AUS V IND HT: 1-2, Goals: Mason 26' IND 1-3 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 1-0, Goals: Charlesworth 58', 87' MAL 1-2 Win
Classification 5-6 HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1, Goals: Glencross 43', Riley 82' GBR 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 22 - AUS V POL HT: 1-0, Goals: Glencross 16' POL 1-0 Win
Final Placing 5 / 16

Mexico City 1968 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 54 - AUS V HOL HT: 0-0, Goals: Riley 40', Smart 42' HOL 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 44 - AUS V ARG HT: 1-1, Goals: Riley 35', Smart 63', Evans 69' ARG 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V KEN HT: 2-0, Goals: Glencross 15', Riley 32' KEN 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 15 - AUS V GBR HT: 0-0 GBR 0-0 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 24 - PAK V AUS HT: 1-2, Goals: Glencross 23', Riley 33' PAK 3-2 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Play Off - AUS V KEN HT: 1-1, Goals: Smart 16', 64', Glencross 47' KEN 3-2 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 31 - AUS V MAL HT: 2-0, Goals: Glencross 7', Martin 25', Quine 39' MAL 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 39 - FRA V AUS HT: 0-0 FRA 1-0 Loss
Semi Final HT: 0-1, FT: 1-1, Goals: Glencross 53', 92' IND 2-1 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 1-0, Goals: Glencross 46' PAK 2-1 Loss  
Final Placing 2 / 16

Tokyo 1964 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 07 - GBR V AUS HT: 0-5, FT: 7-0; Goals: Piper 4', McWatters 12', 18', 31', 42', Evans 23', Pearce 61' GBR 7-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 11 - AUS V RHO HT: 2-0, FT: 3-0; Goals: McWatters 19', Pearce 32', 47' RHO 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 16 - AUS V JPN HT: 1-0, FT: 3-1; Goals: Smart 4', Evans 49', McWatters 69' JPN 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 25 - KEN V AUS HT: 1-0, FT: 1-0 KEN 1-0 Loss
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 47 - PAK V AUS HT: 1-1, FT: 2-1; Goals: Nilan 13' PAK 2-1 Loss
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 29 - AUS V NZL HT: 1-0, FT: 2-1; Goals: Hodder 2', Pearce 8' NZL 2-1 Win
Semi Final HT: 3-1, FT: 3-1; Goals: Nilan 11' IND 3-1 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 1-0, FT: 2-2, AET: 3-2; Goals: Pearce 16', 91', McWatters 70' ESP 3-2 Win  
Final Placing 3 / 14