After she marked up her 100th game for the Australian hockey team in March 2016, Edwina ‘Eddie’ Bone made her Olympic debut in Rio as a defender for the Australian women’s hockey team.
The Aussies had a tough start to their 2016 Olympic campaign, going down 2-1 against both Great Britain and the USA in their opening two pool matches. Despite this disappointment, the side went on to secure three consecutive wins against India, Argentina and Japan, leaving them to face trans-tasman rivals New Zealand in the quarter final. Hopes of a medal finish were dashed as the Aussies went down 4-2 to the Kiwis, leaving the ladies to finish in 6th place.
Born in Orange, in Central West NSW, Bone spent two years in Hockey Australia’s women’s development program in Canberra. She progressed through the junior ranks with the Canberra Strikers alongside fellow Olympian Anna Flanagan, before she broke through to the senior squad when she moved to Perth in 2013.
In her international debut year, she won gold at the 2013 Oceania Cup in New Zealand and silver at the 2013 World League Finals in Argentina.
The defender established herself as a regular in the team after winning gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and silver at the World Cup in the Netherlands and Champions Trophy in Argentina.
Bone completed a Bachelor of Sports Management from the University of Canberra in 2009.