David Bell (field hockey)

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David Bell
Personal information
Born (1955-03-11) 11 March 1955 (age 62)
Melbourne, Victoria
Height 5 ft 6 12 in (169 cm)[1]
Weight 143 lb (65 kg)[1]

David Ian Bell, OAM[2] (born 11 March 1955 in Melbourne) is a retired field hockey player from Australia, who was part of the team that won the silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

He attended Aquinas College, Perth.[3]

Bell was first selected for Western Australia in 1974 and was a member of the Australia that won a silver medal at 1976 Montreal Olympics. [4]. The Australian hockey team boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics. The Australian team finished fourth at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He captained the Australian team that won the 1986 Hockey World Cup. [4]

He was the head coach of the Australia women's national field hockey team and the Australian Institute of Sport women's program from 2001 to 2004. Major coaching results were:



  1. ^ a b "David Bell". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "David Ian Bell, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Hockey WA - Bulletin Seven
  4. ^ a b c "David Bell". WAIS website. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "David Bell OAM". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame". Hockey Australia website. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 

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