Matt Gohdes

Matt Gohdes watched two of his idols compete at the Beijing Olympics - fellow Rockhampton players Jamie Dwyer and Mark Knowles- and was inspired to realise his own Olympic dream. After competing in his first major international tournament at the 2010 Azlan Shah Cup, Gohdes became one of the Kookaburras' star performers at the 2011 Champions Trophy, scoring one of the goals of the tournament that marked the team's unprecedented fourth consecutive title win.

Gohdes was selected in his first Olympic Team in 2012 to compete alongside his older cousin Dwyer. The Australians faced defending Olympic Champions Germany in the semi-final after drawing two crucial pool matches. Despite Australia leading for most of the match and being a goal up with 16 minutes to go, Germany lifted another gear in the final stages of the game, scoring three late goals to run out 4-2 winners and cruelly deny the Kookaburras a chance to play for gold. The Australians bounced back to knock off the British 3-1 in the bronze medal match.

 

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