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The countdown to the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival is almost over and for the 1700 athletes from 30 nations their first Olympic-style experience starts on Wednesday in Sydney.

Eddie Ockenden of Australia (L) celebrates with Jamie Dwyer after their win against The Netherlands in the final of the 2012 Champions Trophy at State Netball Hockey Centre on December 9, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: India captain Sardar Singh emerged as the most expensive player in the Hockey India League (HIL) while Australians Eddie Ockenden and Jamie Dwyer were also among the top earners.

Australia celebrates their win against The Netherlands in the final of the 2012 Champions Trophy at State Netball Hockey Centre on December 9, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: With Dutch goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann seemingly impenetrable in the final, it was always going to take something extraordinary for the Kookaburras to win the Champions Trophy.

Jamie Dwyer of Australia gets to the ball ahead of Richard Smith of England during the match between Australia and England on day four of the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 6, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: A Jamie Dwyer inspired Kookaburras outfit defeated England 2-0 tonight to progress to the semi-finals against India at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne.

Australia to face England

5 December 2012
Kieran Govers of Australia, second left, celebrates his goal with Jacob Whetton of Australia during the match between Australia and Pakistan in day three of the Champions Trophy at State Netball Hockey Centre on December 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Kookaburras will face England in the quarter finals after a tough 1-0 win over Pakistan in the final pool game at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne.

Jamie Dwyer, Eddie Ockenden and Chris Ciriello of Australia and their team mates line up for the national anthems before the match between Australia and the Netherlands during day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: If the Kookaburras had driven their team bus at Dutch goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann on Sunday, he'd have probably stopped it.

Captain Edward Ockenden stretches for the ball during the Men's preliminary Hockey match on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Riverbank Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: For ten members of the Australian hockey team at the Champions Trophy starting tomorrow in Melbourne it’s all about a fresh start.

The Australia players look dejected at the end of the Men's Hockey Semi Final match between Australia and Germany on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Riverbank Arena Hockey Centre on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Australian hockey legend Jamie Dwyer says the Kookaburras are being driven by their failure to bring home Olympic gold from the London Games.

Jordyn Holzberger of Australia (L) and Claire Laubach of the USA (R) compete for the ball during the Four Nations tournament between Australia and the United States of America at the North Harbour Hockey Stadium.

The Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams competing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival will be forces to be reckoned with come January.

Jamie Dwyer shoots during the Men's Hockey bronze medal match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hockey Centre on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Five-time world player of the year Jamie Dwyer heads a new-look Kookaburras squad selected to start the long haul to the 2016 Olympics at next month's Champions Trophy tournament in Melbourne.