Travis Brooks

Travis Brooks celebrates after defeating Pakistan during the men's pool hockey at the Olympic Green Hockey Field on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Athlete Biography

1980 –

Travis Brooks won two medals for Australia in men’s hockey: gold in 2004 and bronze in 2008. The Victorian proved to be one of the heroes of the Kookaburras’ famous win in Athens. It was Brooks who scored the only Aussie goal in regulation time in the final against the Netherlands, evening the score at 1-1 after an earlier Dutch goal. With the scores tied 1-1 at the end of the second half, a golden goal by Jamie Dwyer eight minutes into extra time sealed the historic win. It was Australia’s first win in men’s hockey at the Games. Brooks won a second Olympic in medal in Beijing, a bronze.