Glenn Turner (field hockey)

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Glenn Turner
Glenn Turner - 2012 Olympic field hockey team Australia (cropped).JPG
Personal information
Born (1984-05-01) 1 May 1984 (age 34)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Playing position Striker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Canberra Lakers
2012–2013 Mumbai Magicians
2014–2015 Dabang Mumbai
2016–present Kalinga Lancers
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–present Australia 124 (90)
Last updated on: 25 January 2016

Glenn Turner (born 1 May 1984) is an Australian professional field hockey player from the Australian Capital Territory. He is a member of Australia men's national field hockey team and won a gold medal with them at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He is trying to secure a spot with the squad so he can represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Turner is from the Australian Capital Territory.[1][2] In November 2011, he had surgery.[2]


Turner is a striker.[3] In state and territory based competitions, he represents the Australian Capital Territory. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 he represented the side as a member of the Canberra Lakers.[4][5] He was a member of the Canberra Lakers in 2010. In a June game against the Tassie Tigers that his side lost 2-1, he scored his team's only goal.[6] In 2011, was again with the team.[7] He played for the team in the first round of the 2011 season.[8]

Turner is a member of the Kookaburras. In December 2007, he competed in the Dutch Series in Canberra.[4] In 2009, he was a member of the national team during a five-game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia.[9] He represented the country at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In the gold medal match against India that Australia won 8-0, he scored a goal.[10] In 2011, he was a member of the national team that competed at the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.[7] He had hip surgery during 2011 that kept him away from the national team for a while.[3]

In December 2011, Turner was named as one of twenty-eight players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national training squad. This squad will be narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[11][12][13] His inclusion as possible 2012 Olympian came after having only made regular appearances with the team shortly before that decision was made.[2] 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.[1] He played for Kookaburras during the series. He scored a goal in his team's 2-1 victory over the Netherlands.[14] In late February 2012, the Goulburn Workers Club in Goulburn, New South Wales hosted a fundraising event to help local Olympians, including Turner, compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics by assisting them financially.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Kookaburras begin their Olympic Games Campaign". Perth, Western Australia: Hockey Australia. 7 February 2012. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Scroope, Lloyd; Haynes, Bronwyn (17 February 2012). "In pieces..." Goulburn Post. Goulburn, Australia. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Canberra Times: Fit-again Turner does the hippy-hippy shake towards London". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Canberra Times: Lakers duo in Kookaburras side for series". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Information Limited — Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 14 November 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Canberra Times: LEADING THE CAPITAL INTO BATTLE". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Information Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 23 December 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  6. ^ "scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 21 June 2010. p. 49. DTM_T-20100621-1-049-323313. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Canberra Times: Charter charts a course for Malaysia". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 13 June 2011. p. 55. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  9. ^ AAP (2 October 2009). "Charlesworth welcomes son". The Australian. Australia. p. 37. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  10. ^ Srivastava, Abhaya (14 October 2010). "Australia rout India to win fourth men's hockey gold". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  11. ^ AAP (14 December 2011). "Kookaburras name training squad for 2012 Olympic Games". Sydney: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  12. ^ "FOR THE RECORD". The Australian. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 35. AUS_T-20111215-1-035-447690. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  13. ^ "SCOREBOARD". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 116. DTM_T-20111215-1-116-447684. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  14. ^ Stephan, Gene (17 February 2012). "A-classs win for hockey second-stringers". The West Australian. Retrieved 6 March 2012.

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