Graeme Begbie

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Graeme Begbie
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born January 1986
Perth, Western Australia
Residence Perth, Western Australia
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Men's team
Club YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club
Team WA Thundersticks
Now coaching YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club Juniors (2008–???)

Graeme Begbie (born January 1986 in Perth) is an Australian field hockey player. He plays club hockey for YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club. In state competitions, he plays for the WA Thundersticks in the Australian Hockey League. 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. This squad will be narrowed in June 2012 to determine who will compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal[edit]

Begbie was born in January 1986 in Perth, Western Australia.[1] He is from Western Australia.[2] He worked for SGS Australia Pty. Ltd. in Perth, Western Australia in 2010 where he was an occupational health and safety officer.[3]

Field hockey[edit]

In 2009, Begbie had a field hockey scholarship with the Western Australian Institute of Sport.[4] In 2010, he was practising from 5:30 to 8:30 am four times a week while playing club hockey, state representative hockey and playing for the national team.[3]

Club hockey[edit]

Begbie plays club hockey for YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club.[3][4] He was with the club in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.[3][4][5] In 2008, his team won the league's minor premiership.[4] In 2007, he played in the 22nd round of the Men's Wizard Home Loans Cup against Wesley South Perth where his team won 6–2, where he scored his team's second goal.[5] He has coached junior sides at the club, including an under 11 side in 2008.[4]

State team[edit]

Begbie plays for the WA Thundersticks in the Australian Hockey League.[3] He was with the team in 2009 and 2010.[3][4]

National team[edit]

Begbie is a member of Australia's senior men's national field hockey team. In March 2009, he got a call up to the national team after participating in a training camp with the team earlier in the year in Brisbane.[4] In 2009, he was a member of the national team during a five game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia.[6] In 2010, he won a gold medal at the World Cup.[1][3] That year, he was also named the Kookaburra of the year.[1] As of July 2010, he had made 38 caps for the Kookaburras.[3] He did not compete at the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in May 2011 because he was injured.[7] 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. This squad will be narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[8][9][10] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "AIS Hockey – Graeme Begbie". Bruce, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Institute of Sport. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Barbie to welcome medallist Graeme". Southern Gazette. Perth, Australia. 6 April 2010. p. 10. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Begbie secures spot in national team". Western Suburbs Weekly. Perth, Australia. 31 March 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Eisenhammer, Debbie (4 September 2007). "Wesley fix sights on the finals". Southern Gazette. Perth, Australia. p. 57. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  6. ^ AAP (2 October 2009). "Charlesworth welcomes son". The Australian. Australia. p. 37. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Deavin back in 'Burras". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. 20 April 2011. p. 59. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  8. ^ AAP (14 December 2011). "Kookaburras name training squad for 2012 Olympic Games". Sydney: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "FOR THE RECORD". The Australian. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 35. AUS_T-20111215-1-035-447690. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "SCOREBOARD". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 116. DTM_T-20111215-1-116-447684. Retrieved 9 March 2012.