Julie Towers

1976 -

Julie Towers won a gold medal for Australia in women’s hockey at Sydney 2000. The striker scored an impressive goal in the Hockeyroos’ 5-1 win against China in the medal round which secured its place in the gold medal final. In the final, the Hockeyroos beat Argentina 3-1 to become the first women’s hockey team to successfully defend an Olympic title. A dual Olympian, Towers was also a member of the Hockeyroos in Athens, where the team placed fifth. Other successes with the Hockeyroos include wins in the 1998 World Cup and two Champions Trophy titles.

Olympic Results

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V GER HT: 0-2, Goals: Towers 58' GER 1-2 Loss
Preliminaries - Pool B - RSA V AUS HT: 0-2, Goals: Towers 28', Faulkner 34', Gallagher 59' RSA 0-3 Win
Preliminaries - Pool B - KOR V AUS HT: 1-1, Goals: Dobson 6', Powell 43' KOR 2-2 Draw
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V NED HT: 0-0 NED 0-1 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 1-2, Goals: Gallagher 27', Faulkner 33', Powell 37' JPN 3-1 Win
Classification 5-6 HT: 0-1, Goals: Towers 14', Powell 42', 67' NZL 0-3 Win
Final Placing 5 / 10

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 10 - AUS V GBR HT: 1-0, Goals: Hudson 18', Powell 51' GBR 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 20 - AUS V ESP HT: 1-1, Goals: Annan 7' ESP 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 28 - AUS V ARG HT: 2-0, Goals: Morris 25', Starre 33', Mitchell-Taverner 63' ARG 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 36 - AUS V KOR HT: 2-0, Goals: Powell 8', Peek 22', Hudson 70+ KOR 3-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 45 - AUS V NZL HT: 0-0, Goals: Hudson 50', 52', Powell 62' NZL 3-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 52 - AUS V NED HT: 1-0, Goals: Annan 35+, 65', Hawkes 37', Powell 40', Morris 70' NED 5-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 63 - AUS V CHN HT: 3-0, Goals: Hudson 2', 28', Towers 9', Morris 42', Mitchell-Taverner 48' CHN 5-1 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 2-0, Goals: Annan 10', Haslam 26', Morris 38', Mitchell-Taverner 44' ARG 3-1 Win  
Final Placing 1 / 12