At just 19 years of age, Casey Eastham was the youngest Hockeyroo competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Born in Shellharbour, Eastham began playing hockey at the age of five. In 2007 the talented midfielder won a silver medal at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. Eastham was then chosen to be a member of the Australian team that won the 2007 Good Luck Beijing Olympic Test Event. The Australians went on to finish fifth at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.