The Hockey Australia annual athlete awards took place in Perth on Monday evening, with Jodie Kenny and Fergus Kavanagh crowned the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras Players of the Year.
Triple Olympian Madonna Blyth has made the decision to retire following a stellar career which saw her play 342 games for the women’s national hockey team.
Olympic champions Kyle Chalmers and Mack Horton, Open water swimmers Chelsea Gubecka and Jarrod Poort were the big winners at the Swimming Australia’s Gala Dinner in Brisbane .
Qantas Australian Women’s Head Coach Tim Walsh has chosen a mix of youth and Gold medal experience for the Oceania Sevens Championship, while Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend is throwing open opportunities for young players to vie for selection in his final 2016/17 squad.
Dual Olympian Teneal Attard has announced her retirement from the Australian Women’s hockey team after achieving 221 caps over a 12 year international career in the sport.
Five-time Olympic medallist Alicia Coutts has bid farewell to the sport of swimming after wrapping up her racing career at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Tyler Wright may be top of the world right now, but a talented crop of young surfers with big aspirations is emerging and they are set to go head to head next week in the Sydney International Women’s Pro.
Australian super-heavyweight Damon Kelly has won gold at the 2016 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Penang, with Australia also picking up another silver medal through Kaitlyn Fassina on the final day of competition.
Britt back home after World Cup gold
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Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.