Grant Schubert

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Grant Schubert
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Personal information
Nationality Australia
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Men's team

Grant Schubert (OAM) (born 1 August 1980 in Loxton, South Australia) is a field hockey striker from Australia, who won the gold medal with the Men's National Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1] He was named World Hockey Young Player of the Year by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in December 2003.[2]

Schubert now lives in Western Australia.[3][4]

Schubert was honoured as the most promising player at the 2003 Champions Trophy with nine goals in six matches.[5] Earlier that year, on 9 July, he made his debut for The Kookaburras in a friendly match against Germany in Neuss. He played club hockey in The Netherlands after the Athens Games, first for Kampong in Utrecht, and after the relegation for HC Klein Zwitserland in The Hague. He had to miss the 2006 Men's Hockey World Cup due to a knee injury.[6] He also missed the 2008 Olympic Games semi-final and bronze medal play-off matches due to a knee injury sustained in the last minor round game vs Great Britain.[7]

In 2006, Schubert represented Australia at the Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia.[8] He competed in the 2007 Champions Trophy competition for Australia.[9] In January 2008, he was a member of the senior national team that competed at the Five Nations men's hockey tournament in South Africa.[10] He represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, playing in the team's 6-1 victory over Canada and scoring the team's third goal.[11]

New national team coach Ric Charlesworth named him, a returning member, alongside fourteen total new players who had few than 10 national team caps to the squad before in April 2009 in a bid to ready the team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[12] In 2009, Schubert was a member of the national team during a five game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia.[13] He was a member of the 2009 Champions Trophy winning team, playing in the gold medal match against Germany that Australia won by a score of 5-3.[4] In 2011, he had an achilles injury, which led to him to being removed from the Kookaburras squad for a while.[14] In December 2011, he was named as one of fourteen players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national Olympic development squad. While this squad is not in the top twenty-eight and separate from the Olympic training coach, the Australian coach Ric Charlesworth did not rule out selecting from only the training squad, with players from the Olympic development having a chance at possibly being called up to represent Australia at the Olympics. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[3]

International Tournaments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ Past winners WorldHockey Player of the Year Award
  3. ^ a b Barrow, Tim (December 15, 2011). "Govers on his way to London Games - HOCKEY". Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, Australia). p. 69. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Hand, Guy (December 7, 2009). "Epic fightback from Kookaburras secures perfect 10 - HOCKEY". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia). AAP. p. 12. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Dutch down Kookaburras
  6. ^ Dream final in Monchengladbach
  7. ^ Schubert out with knee injury
  8. ^ Malarski, Paul (May 22, 2006). "Tassie teenager in Australian team". Hobart Mercury (Hobart, Australia). p. 48. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ockenden to miss Trophy But Dancer recalls Wells". Hobart Mercury (Hobart, Australia). October 5, 2007. p. 48. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Bulletin Wire: Fresh faces for next Kookaburras tour". Bulletin Wire (Australia: Financial Times Information Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). December 20, 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Hinds, Richard (August 12, 2008). "Dwyer injury scare mars Kookas' romp - BEIJING 08 - DAY 4 - HOCKEY - Australia 6 Canada 1". The Age (Melbourne, Australia). p. 7. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Carroll, Abbott in new-look Kookaburras". Northern Territory News (Darwin, Australia). April 15, 2009. p. 46. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  13. ^ AAP (October 2, 2009). "Charlesworth welcomes son". The Australian (Australia). p. 37. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Canberra Times: Lakers duo in Kookaburras side for series". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Information Limited — Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). November 14, 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
Awards
Preceded by
Australia Jamie Dwyer
WorldHockey Young Player of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
Spain Santi Freixa