Jacob Whetton

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Jake Whetton
Personal information
Full name Jacob Thomas Whetton
Born (1991-06-15) 15 June 1991 (age 28)
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Australia 177 (64)
Last updated on: 8 September 2019

Jacob "Jake" Thomas Whetton (born 15 June 1991) is an Australian field hockey player who plays as a forward for the Australian national team.

Personal[edit]

Whetton is from Queensland[2] and considers Brisbane his home town.[3] He was born on 15 June 1991.[3] He lives in Perth, Western Australia.[3] His nickname is Whetty.[3]

Field hockey[edit]

Whetton is a striker.[3]

Club team[edit]

Whetton plays for the Queensland Blades in the Australian Hockey League where he wears number 21. He also represents the mighty Vic Park Panthers in the Perth premier league competition, where he is known for on-field leadership but more importantly his off-field social leadership. [3]

National team[edit]

In December 2011, Whetton was named as one of fourteen players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national Olympic development squad. While this squad is not in the top twenty-eight and separate from the Olympic training coach, the Australian coach Ric Charlesworth did not rule out selecting from only the training squad, with players from the Olympic development having a chance at possibly being called up to represent Australia at the Olympics. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[2][3] Since his debut in 2011 he has played 130 times for the Kookaburras

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHETTON Jake". www.worldcup2018.hockey. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Barrow, Tim (15 December 2011). "Govers on his way to London Games - HOCKEY". Illawarra Mercury. Wollongong, Australia. p. 69. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Hockey Australia: Jacob Whetton". Hockey.org.au. Retrieved 5 June 2012.

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