Kirstin Sheree Dwyer

Mackay born, Kirstin Dwyer made her Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, after recording over 100 caps for the green and gold side.
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. 
Filled with a passion for hockey at aged four, she joined her local hockey club. She grew up idolising Hockeyroos captain Madonna Blyth and says she never dreamt that one day she would be playing on the same team as her vastly experienced fellow Queenslander.
The 27-year-old was part of the recent Champion's Trophy team that finished in fourth place.
Accident-prone Dwyer [not related to Kookaburras’ forward Jamie] has the tendency to run into stationary objects around hockey and the home. Back home in Mackay, Dwyer has her own 'little' crowd which includes 27 of her cousins who play in the Mackay School Hockey competition.

 

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