Midfielder Tim Deavin made his international debut in 2010 at the Azlan Shah Cup winning gold before going on to be part of the successful team that won the 2010 Champions Trophy. He was part of the Australian team that won gold at the 2011 Champions Trophy in Auckland- the team’s fourth consecutive win at the tournament- before he was struck down by a foot injury at the end of that year. He recovered to have a great start to 2012 competing in a string of Kookaburras international matches and cementing his spot in the regular team.
Deavin was one of 11 Kookaburras 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 run out 4-2 winners. The Kookaburras showed great strength to bounce back and knock off the British 3-1 in front of a vocal home crowd to take home the bronze medal.