Kieran Govers

Despite being plagued by injury early on his career, Kieran Govers eventually had his chance shine on the international scene after making his senior team debut in 2010. He was selected for the Australian team that would go on and win the 2010 World Cup and Champions Trophy tournaments. 

Govers was one of 11 hockey men making their Olympic debut in London. Kicking off the tournament with a resounding 6-0 victory over South Africa, Australia- ranked world number one- went on to beat Spain and Pakistan but drew with Argentina and Great Britain in the pool stage. In the semi-final the Australians held a 2-1 lead over defending Olympic Champions Germany midway through the second half, but the Germans stormed home to win 4-2. The Aussie Kookaburras bounced back to knock off the British 3-1 in the bronze medal match with Govers scoring the final goal of the game.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Pool MA Match M02 HT: 2-0, Goals: DWYER, J- 16' 48' 58'; BUTTURINI, M- 33'; CIRIELLO, C- 46'; TURNER, G- 62' RSA 6 - 0 Win
Pool MA Match M07 HT: 3-0, Goals: FORD, R- 9'; BUTTURINI, M- 14'; ORCHARD, S- 29'; TURNER, G- 40': OCKENDEN, E- 69' ESP 5 - 0 Win
Pool MA Match M13 HT: 2-0, Goals: BUTTURINI, M- 11'; DWYER, J- 35' ARG 2 - 2 Draw
Pool MA Match M23 HT: 2-0, Goals: FORD, R- 7', 11'; KNOWLES, M- 41' GBR 3 - 3 Draw
Pool MA Match M26 HT: 4-0, Goals: DE YOUNG, L- 5'; KNOWLES, M- 6'; CIRIELLO, C-29', 34'; FORD, R- 42'; DWYER, J- 48'; TURNER, G- 70' PAK 7 - 0 Win
Semifinal 1 Match M33 HT: 1-1, Goals: GOVERS, K- 22'; TURNER, G- 42' GER 2 - 4 Loss
Bronze Medal Match M37 HT: 1-1, Goals: ORCHARD, S- 17'; DWYER, J- 48'; GOVERS, K- 57' GBR 3 - 1 Win  
Final Placing 3 / 12

AYOF 2009 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Hockey - Men
Round 1 Match 2 AUS v IND INDIA 2 (Mandeep Antil, Diwakar) bt AUSTRALIA 1 (Tristan White) Hockey IND Hockey - Men 2-1 was defeated
Round 2 Match 2 MAS v AUS AUSTRALIA 2 (Justin Ellis, Kieran Govers) bt MALAYSIA 1 (Mohd Abdul Gaffar) Hockey MAS Hockey - Men 2 - 1 defeated
Round 3 Match 1 AUS v GBR AUSTRALIA 3 (Trent Mitton, Jason Donohoe, Toby West) bt GREAT BRITAIN 2 (Kenny Bain 2) Hockey GBR Hockey - Men 3-2 defeated
Gold Final AUSTRALIA 2 (Kieran Govers, Jason Donohoe [Golden Goal]) bt INDIA 1 (Pramod Kumar) Hockey IND Hockey - Men 2-1 defeated  
Final Placing 1 / 4