Jason Wilson (field hockey)

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Jason Wilson
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Men's team

Jason Wilson is an Australian field hockey striker from Kingscliff, New South Wales. He made his top level club hockey debut in 2003. While living in New South Wales, he represented Queensland in national competitions on the junior and senior level. He is a member of the Australia men's national field hockey team, and earned a pair of gold medals at the 2010 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Personal[edit]

Wilson is from Kingscliff, New South Wales.[1]

Field hockey[edit]

Wilson is a striker.[2] By the time he was seventeen years old, he had played in hockey matches in many of Australia's major cities.[2] He first competed in top grade club hockey in 2003.[2] In 2005, he played for the Eastern Suburbs.[2] In 2008, he played for the Brisbane Hockey League side, Easts Tigers.[3] He currently plays for the Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League

State team[edit]

Wilson represented Queensland as a U18, U21 and senior state representative while he was living in Tweed Heads, New South Wales.[2] He was a member of all three teams in 2005.[2] As a seventeen-year-old, six days a week, his mother would drive him 2 hours each way to Brisbane in order for him to practice with the state team.[2] In 2008, he was a member of the Queensland state team, the Queensland Blades.[3] He was with the team in 2010. In a June game against the Northern Territory, he scored two goals.[4] In 2010, he played in the final game of the season for his state team in the Australian Hockey League.[5]

National team[edit]

Wilson has played for Australia's senior national team. In 2009, he was a member of the national team during a five-game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia.[6] In 2009, he represented the country on a tour of Europe. He competed in the third match of the tour against England where Australia won 5-4.[7] He was a member of the national team in 2010.[5] That year, he was a member of the team that finished first at the Hockey Champions Trophy.[5] In 2010, he also represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games, and played in the game against Pakistan during the group stage.[8] In the gold medal match against India that Australia won 8-0, he scored two goals.[9][10] In May 2011, he played in the Azlan Shah Cup for Australia. The Cup featured teams from Pakistan, Malaysia, India, South Korea, Britain and New Zealand.[11] He won gold at the 2011 Champion Trophy, playing in the finals game and having at least one shot on goal in the game.[12] 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.[13][14][15][16][16] This squad will be narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[13] 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.[17] He is one of several Queensland based players likely to play in a three-game test series to be played in Cairns, Queensland from 22 to 25 June against the New Zealand's Black Stickss. Final Olympic section will occur several days before this test and his inclusion in the series will be contingent upon being selected.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cairns hosts international hockey clash". The Cairns Sun. Cairns, Australia. 15 February 2012. p. 4. TSU_T-20120215-1-004-877399. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Oliver, Lee (5 May 2005). "Wilson prepares for promising career". Southern News. Brisbane, Australia. p. 41. SSN_T-20050505-1-041-324917. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "hockey Tigers hope six of best can inflict caning". City South News. Brisbane, Australia. 27 March 2008. p. 41. CSN_T-20080327-1-041-207312. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 21 June 2010. p. 49. DTM_T-20100621-1-049-323313. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "hockey — Top guns take the field for finals". Westside News. Brisbane, Australia. 18 August 2010. p. 79. WSN_T-20100818-1-079-091512. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  6. ^ AAP (2 October 2009). "Charlesworth welcomes son". The Australian. Australia. p. 37. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Martin, Lisa (11 June 2009). "Bulletin Wire: Ciriello hits hat-trick for Kookaburras". Bulletin Wire. Australia: Financial Times Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Hanlon, Peter (10 October 2010). "Kookaburras sweat it out as Pakistan push champs — XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES DAY 6 - HOCKEY". The Sun Herald. Sydney, Australia. p. 70. 20101010000032980349. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Craddock, Robert (15 October 2010). "That's gold, Eddie Ockenden grabs perfect prize as Indians crushed". Hobart Mercury. Australia. p. 64. Retrieved 16 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. ^ Singh, Ajitpal (26 April 2011). "New Straits Times (Malaysia): Aussies look powerful despite injury woes". New Straits Times. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Lowe, Robert (12 December 2011). "Kookas in flight for gold". The Courier Mail. Brisbane, Australia. p. 58. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  13. ^ a b AAP (14 December 2011). "Kookaburras name training squad for 2012 Olympic Games". Sydney: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  14. ^ Stephan, Gene (21 February 2012). "Kookaburras have no reason to laugh". The West Australian. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "FOR THE RECORD". The Australian. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 35. AUS_T-20111215-1-035-447690. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "SCOREBOARD". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 116. DTM_T-20111215-1-116-447684. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "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.