Luke Doerner

Luke Doerner passes the ball during practice at the Olympic Green Hockey Field ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Athlete Biography

1979 –

Luke Doerner won a bronze medal for Australia in men’s hockey in 2008. The Victorian defender was a late bloomer in his sport, not making his international debut for the Kookaburras until he was 25. Doerner performed strongly at his Olympic debut in Beijing. As well as his energetic defence, Doerner scored twice from penalty corners in the tournament. This included a goal in Australia’s 6-2 win over the Netherlands in the bronze medal final. His other successes with the Kookaburras include a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2005 Champions Trophy title.