Holly Evans

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Holly Evans
Personal information
Born (1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 34)
Adelaide, South Australia
Height 155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2018 SA Suns 119 (10)
2019– Adelaide Fire 7 (0)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Australia 15 (1)
2007–2015 Australia Indoor 24 (12)
Medal record
Women's field hockey
Representing  Australia
Oceania Cup
Silver medal – second place 2011 Hobart Team

Holly Evans (born 20 February 1987)[1] is a former field and indoor hockey player from Australia.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Holly Evans was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia.[4]

Introduced to hockey by family at a young age, Evans' father Roy coached hockey for South Australia at a national level, whilst her older brother Dylan has also played representative hockey for the SA Hotshots.[5][6]

Evans currently resides in her home city of Adelaide, where she works as an Exercise Physiologist.[5]

Career[edit]

Domestic hockey[edit]

Club level[edit]

Evans started playing hockey at age 7 for Burnside HC. She transferred clubs to North East HC (NEHC) whilst still a junior player. At just age 12, she made her debut for the NEHC Division 1 women's team in Hockey SA's Premier League competition.[7] Evans is a life member of NEHC, where she is continues to represent the club as a player-coach in the Premier League division.[8]

National leagues[edit]

Evans made her debut into the Australian Hockey League (AHL), Hockey Australia's former premier domestic competition, in 2004. She was a member of her home state's representative team, the SA Suns.[9] During her ten-year AHL career, Evans won one national title with the side, at the 2011 edition of the tournament.[10]

In 2019, following the overhaul of the AHL and subsequent introduction of the Sultana Bran Hockey One League, Evans was named in the preliminary Adelaide Fire squad for season one of the new league.[11] She went on to represent the Adelaide Fire in every match of the league, with the team finishing in third place.[12]

International hockey[edit]

Hockeyroos[edit]

Known for her speed and swift stick skills, Evans made her international debut for Australia in early 2010 during a test-series against New Zealand in Perth.[3]

Evans secured a place in the 2011 national squad, working towards a potential Olympic appearance in 2012.[5] She made her first appearance at a major tournament during the Oceania Cup in Hobart, where she won a silver medal.[13]

Indoor[edit]

In addition to field hockey, Evans also made an impact on the hard court, being selected in the Australian Indoor Squad from 2007 to 2016 and impressively competing at two FIH Indoor World Cups.[14]

Evans competed at the 2011 and 2015 FIH Indoor World Cups, finishing in eighth position on both occasions.[15]

Recognition & Awards[edit]

  • Hockey SA Premier League Women's Best & Fairest – (2009 and 2016)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Details – Australia". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Hollywood rewarded with Hockeyroos shot". Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "History of the Hockeyroos". hockey.org.au. Hockey Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Australian Indoor Teams". hockey.org.au. Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 13 March 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Holly Evans". hockey.org.au. Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Holly Evans". sportforwomen.com.au. Sport for Women. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Holly Evans to play 300th match this PL Friday". Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  8. ^ "SENIORS". nehc.asn.au. North East Hockey Club. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Hockey Australia Annual Report 2007–2008" (PDF). clearinghouseforsport.gov.au. Government of Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Southern Suns win national hockey title". adelaidenow.com.au. The Advertiser. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Holly Evans". hockeyone.com.au. Hockey One. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  12. ^ "EVANS Holly". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Hockey Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Hockey Australia Annual Report 2011–2012" (PDF). clearinghouseforsport.gov.au. Government of Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  14. ^ "North East Hockey Club - State Representatives". Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  15. ^ "EVANS Holly". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2020.

National squads[edit]

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