Kieran Govers

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Govers (left) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Men's team

Kieran Govers is an Australian field hockey player. He plays field hockey professionally in Germany. He plays for the NSW Warrtahs in the Australian Hockey League. He first represented Australia on the national team in 2010. He won a gold medal at the 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup and at the 2010 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy. He is playing for the national team which competes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal[edit]

Govers is from New South Wales.[1]

Field hockey[edit]

Govers played junior hockey in Albion Park, New South Wales.[1] He plays hockey professionally. In 2011, he played club hockey for Mannheim in Germany.[2] In Australia, he plays local club hockey. He played hockey for the Illawarra club in 2011.[3]

State team[edit]

He plays for the NSW Warrtahs in the Australian Hockey League. He played for the team in the first found of the 2011 season.[4]

National team[edit]

Govers first made the national team in 2010.[2] He made his full international appearance in the Hobart based three-Test series against South Korea.[2] He won a gold medal at the 2010 World Cup, playing in every single game of the campaign.[2] He was left off the roster for the 2010 Commonwealth Games,[2] because Australia has a rotational policy for team inclusion.[3] He was a member of the 2010 Australian gold winning side that competed at the Champions Trophy and competed in the first three games of the Champions Trophy. He did not play final game despite making an effort to get selected for it by the national team coach.[2] His laryngitis was one of the reasons that he was did not play in the game so he watched the game from the sidelines.[2] In 2011, he represented Australia in almost every tournament the country participated in.[3] He was not a member of the 2011 Champions Cup squad because he had a groin injury.[3] He did not compete at the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in May 2011 because he was injured.[5] In December 2011, he was named as one of twenty-eight players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national training squad.[6][7][8][9] This squad will be narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[6] In February during the training camp, he played in a four nations test series with the teams being the Kookaburras, Australia A Squad, the Netherlands and Argentina.[10] In a game for the Kookaburras against Argentina, his team won 4-0 and he scored a goal.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrow, Tim (23 February 2012). "Illawarra's action-packed calendar of sport". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Driscoll, Mike (2 February 2011). "Kookaburra Kieran eyes off London Olympics — SPORTS STAR AWARDS 2010". Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, Australia). p. 59. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Barrow, Tim (15 December 2011). "Govers on his way to London Games — HOCKEY". Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, Australia). p. 69. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Scoreboard". Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia). 13 June 2011. p. 55. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Deavin back in 'Burras". Hobart Mercury (Hobart, Australia). 20 April 2011. p. 59. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b AAP (14 December 2011). "Kookaburras name training squad for 2012 Olympic Games". Sydney: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Stephan, Gene (21 February 2012). "Kookaburras have no reason to laugh". The West Australian. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "FOR THE RECORD". The Australian (Sydney, Australia). 15 December 2011. p. 35. AUS_T-20111215-1-035-447690. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "SCOREBOARD". Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia). 15 December 2011. p. 116. DTM_T-20111215-1-116-447684. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kookaburras begin their Olympic Games Campaign". Perth, Western Australia: Hockey Australia. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Una gira sin alegría para la selección masculina" (in Spanish). Canchallena.com. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.