Barry Dancer

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Barry Dancer
Australian Institute of Sport Coaches - Barry Dancer.jpeg
Barry Dancer Australian Men's Hockey Coach 2008
Personal information
Born (1952-08-27) 27 August 1952 (age 67)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Barry John Dancer (born 27 August 1952 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a former Australian field hockey player and coach of Australian men's national field hockey team.

As a player he competed in 48 international matches for Australia between 1973 and 1979. he was a member of the men's hockey team that won a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1]

Dancer coached the English men's hockey team from 1997 to 1999 and the Great Britain team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, where the team came sixth.[2] Dancer took up the position of Head Coach of the Australian men's national field hockey team in 2001 and retired the position after 2008 Summer Olympics.

Coaching results for the Australian team at major competitions:

Australia won its first Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Dancer was Head Coach of the Australian Institute of Sport men's hockey program from 2001 to 2008.

His son Brent Dancer has represented Australia in hockey.


  1. ^ "Barry Dancer". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ Middleton, Claire (3 November 2000). "Hockey: Dancer goes home as inquest begins". Telegraph. Retrieved 19 September 2017.

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