Gabrielle Nance

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Gabrielle Nance
Personal information
Born (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 27)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Adelaide Fire
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 SA Suns 25 (2)
2019– Adelaide Fire 7 (2)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Australia 72 (8)

Gabrielle Nance (born 29 July 1994)[1] is a field hockey player from Australia who plays as a forward.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Gabrielle Nance was born and raised in Kingscliff, New South Wales.[3]

Nance relocated to Adelaide in 2014 to represent SA in national competitions.[4]

Career[edit]

Domestic leagues[edit]

Australian Hockey League[edit]

In the Australian Hockey League, Nance was a member of the SA Suns.[5] She represented the team from 2014 to 2017.[4]

Hockey One[edit]

In 2019, Nance was named in the Adelaide Fire squad for the inaugural tournament of Hockey Australia's new domestic league, Hockey One.[6]

National team[edit]

Nance made her debut for the Hockeyroos in 2014 during a test series against New Zealand in Wellington.[7] Following her debut, Nance won her first medal with Australia at the Champions Trophy in Mendoza; the team finished in second place, winning a silver medal.[8]

In 2016, Nance represented her country at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[9]

Following her silver medal-winning appearance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast,[10] Nance made the decision to take a break from international hockey to reignite her passion for the game.[11]

Nance returned to the national squad in 2020.[12][11]

International goals[edit]


Goal
Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 8 September 2015 Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth, Australia  South Korea 2–0 2–0 Test match [13]
2 16 February 2016  Great Britain 1–1 3–3 [14]
3 27 November 2016 State Netball and Hockey Centre, Melbourne, Australia  India 2–1 3–1 [15]
4 12 October 2017 Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia  PNG 4–0 23–0 2017 Oceania Cup [16]
5 6–0
6 18 November 2017 State Hockey Centre, Adelaide, Australia  Japan 3–0 8–1 Test match [17]
7 16 January 2018 Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth, Australia  Spain 1–0 1–1 [18]
8 26 January 2020 Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia  Belgium 1–0 1–1 2020 FIH Pro League [19]

National squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Details – Australia". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Gabi Nance". hockey.org.au. Hockey Australia. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Gabi Nance back into the Australian fold with selection". tweeddailynews.com.au. Tweed Daily News. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b "NANCE Gabi". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Hockey Australia. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  5. ^ "2017 Annual Report – Hockey SA" (PDF). hockeysa.com.au. Hockey SA. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Gabrielle Nance". hockeyone.com.au. Hockey One. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  7. ^ "NANCE Gabi". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Women win silver in Champions Trophy". olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Gabrielle Nance". rio2016.com. Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Gabrielle NANCE". gc2018.com. GoldCoast2018. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Energised Nance back on deck with Hockeyroos". sasi.sa.gov.au. South Australian Sports Institute. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ "2020 squad announced for evolving Hockeyrooss". hockey.org.au. Hockey Australia. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Australia 2–0 Korea". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Australia 3–3 Great Britain". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Australia 3–1 India". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Australia 23–0 Papua New Guinea". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Australia 8–1 Japan". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Australia 1–1 Spain". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Australia 1–1 Belgium". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 28 January 2020.