Georgina Morgan

As one of the younger faces in the Australia squad, Georgina Morgan made her Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games.
Morgan proved herself to be worthy of the green and gold with a penalty corner drag flick that secured Australia’s 2-1 victory over the home team, Argentina at the 2015 World League Final. Her signature drag flick has also led the nation to a 1-nil victory over China in the opening round of the tournament.
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 Armidale in the Northern Tablelands, Morgan picked up her first hockey stick as a six-year-old. She played in the local competition during school, as well as the NSW state representative team.
At 17, Morgan was selected to tour Asia with the 2010 Australian All Schools Team.
She made her first international appearance for the Hockeyroos during a test series against New Zealand in 2014. The following year she helped Australia win gold at the Oceania Cup and the Hawkes Bay Cup, both in New Zealand. 
She is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney. She hopes to take up a clinic position in Physiotherapy later down the track.

 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Hockey - Women
Pool WB Match GBR v AUS HT: 1-0, Goals: Morgan 33' GBR 2-1 Loss
Pool WB Match AUS v USA HT: 0-1, Goals: Slattery 43' USA 1-2 Loss
Pool WB Match IND v AUS HT: 0-2, Goals: Slattery 5', Morgan 9', Claxton 35', Parker 36', Kenny 43', 44' IND 1-6 Win
Pool WB Match AUS v ARG HT: 0-0, Goals: Smith 33' ARG 1-0 Win
Pool WB Match AUS v JPN HT: 1-0, Goals: Williams 17', Smith 55' JPN 2-0 Win
Quarterfinal HT: 2-0, Goals: Slattery 33', 59' NZL 4-2 Loss
Final Placing 6 / 12