Dwyer is perhaps the best known Kookaburra and is a three time WorldHockey Player of the Year winner (2004, 2007, 2009). He was also awarded the WorldHockey Young Player of the Year winner in 2002. Many fans will recognise Dwyer as the player who hit the winning goal for Australia in the gold medal match of the 2004 Athens Olympics. Dwyer's speed and skills cause problems for opposition defence around the world. He has an ability to eliminate his immediate opponent and create good penetration for the team. He is a co-captain alongside Mark Knowles and Liam De Young.
12 March 1979
Kookaburras Shirt Number:
Participation in International Tournaments:
Olympic Games 2004 Athens 1st 2010 New Delhi 1st 2010 Monchengladbach 1st 2009 Melbourne 1st 2007 Kuala Lumpur 2nd 2010 Delhi 1st
2004 Athens 1st
2010 New Delhi 1st
2010 Monchengladbach 1st
2009 Melbourne 1st
2007 Kuala Lumpur 2nd
2010 Delhi 1st
2002 Junior Player of the World
AHL Shirt Number:
Goal scoring and eliminating
Current Local Hockey Club:
Bloemendaal H.C (Holland)
Athens 2004 Olympic Gold Medal and 2004 World Player of the Year
Getting injured at the 2003 Champions Trophy
What memories do you have from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games?
Obviously very good memories. It was a dream come true and I could not have asked for or wished for a better Olympic campaign.
Aside from competing, what do you enjoy most about the Olympic Games?
The atmosphere and the opening ceremony
What is the hardest thing to give up during training?
Nothing, I enjoy training
What is the worst injury you have suffered during your Hockey career?
My Anterior Cruciate Ligament in my left knee
What are your post hockey career ambitions?
To have a happy family and get into a few business ideas
Sportsperson Most Admired:
Most memorable thing to ever happen whilst away on tour:
Ray Dorsett passed out in the bath tub after the Olympic final
If you didnít play hockey, what would you do?
I would be a pro-golfer
Did you play any other sports as a kid?
Do you follow an AFL, NRL or A-League Team?
Brisbane Lions, Brisbane Broncos, Qld Roar
When I was younger I wanted to beÖÖ
A professional hockey player
Advice For Young Players:
What is your favourite movie?
What canít you live without?
Describe your perfect day...
Money can't buy...
How would you spend your last $50?
What is your favourite holiday destination?
The most fulfilling thing you have ever done is:
Have fun and enjoy
Winning the lotto!
Playing sport for your country
On a nice dinner
Do you have a cooking specialty?
List the 3 most played songs on your I-pod:
1. Ants Marching