Louise Dobson

1972 -

Dual Olympian Louise Dobson won a gold medal as a member of the Australian women’s hockey team in 1996. Dobson, born in Victoria, was a key player for the Hockeyroos as they dominated international competition in the late ‘90s. A quality defender and a feared penalty striker, Dobson played more than 200 matches for Australia. The Hockeyroos’ gold medal was their second in eight years, after their 1988 victory in Seoul. Injury ruined Dobson’s chances of playing at Sydney 2000, where the team defended its Olympic title. Dobson returned to the Games in 2004, where the team placed fifth. As well as her Olympic success, Dobson’s achievements with the Hockeyroos include three Champions Trophy victories.

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

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries - Match 02 - AUS V ESP HT: 1-0, Goals: Andrews 32', Powell 54', Hawkes 65', Annan 69' ESP 4-0 Win
Preliminaries - Match 07 - AUS V ARG HT: 3-0, Goals: Farrell 9', Powell K 25', Annan 34' 49' 50', Roche 61', Powell L 63' ARG 7-1 Win
Preliminaries - Match 09 - AUS V GER HT: 1-0, Goals: Roche 25' GER 1-0 Win
Preliminaries - Match 15 - AUS V KOR HT: 2-0, Goals: Annan 32', Morris 35', Powell K 70' KOR 3-3 Draw
Preliminaries - Match 18 - AUS V GBR HT: 1-0, Goals: Andrews 29' GBR 1-0 Win
Preliminaries - Match 22 - AUS V USA HT: 4-0, Goals: Morris 3', Powell K 9', Powell L 17', Starre 24' USA 4-0 Win
Preliminaries - Match 28 - AUS V NED HT: 0-0, Goals: Morris 45', Roche 60', Andrews 63', Annan 68' NED 4-0 Win
Final HT: 1-1, Goals: Annan 17', Annan 44', Powell K 63' KOR 3-1 Win  
Final Placing 1 / 8