Kiel Brown

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Kiel Brown
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born May 1984
Toowoomba, Queensland
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Men's team

Kiel Brown (born May 1984 in Toowoomba) is an Australian field hockey player. He earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and a gold medal at the 2011 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy.

Personal[edit]

Brown was born in May 1984 in Toowoomba, Queensland.[1] He is from Western Australia.[2] He is currently a university student,[1] at Curtin University where he is studying psychology.[3]

In 2008, Brown gave a Melbourne-based reporter a tour of the 2008 Summer Olympics athlete quarters.[4] He and his team mates brought blow up toys to the games, including blow up boxing kangaroos and crocodiles. He and his team mates also set up a slushy machine in their area of the athlete village.[4] He was given a welcome pack when he got there that included "body wash, hand sanitiser and a USB drive."[4] It did not contain condoms, an item which had been distributed to 2004 Summer Olympics competitors.[4]

Field hockey[edit]

Brown is a midfielder.[4]

Club hockey[edit]

Brown plays club hockey for Wesley South Perth and was with the team in 2007.[5] He played in the 22nd round of the Men's Wizard Home Loans Cup against YMCA Coastal City where his team lost 6-2.[5] He did not compete in the 2007 season finale because he was called up to the national team.[5]

National team[edit]

Brown's first senior national cap came in 2007 against the Netherlands.[1] He competed in the 2007 Champions Trophy competition for Australia.[6] In December 2007, he was a member of the Kookaburras squad that competed in the Dutch Series in Canberra.[7] In January 2008, he was a member of the senior national team that competed at the Five Nations men's hockey tournament in South Africa.[8] In 2008, he competed at and earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1][4] These were his first Olympic Games.[4] New national team coach Ric Charlesworth named him, a returning member, and fourteen total new players who had few than 10 national team caps to the squad before in April 2009 in a bid to ready the team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[9] In 2010, he won a gold medal at the Delhi hosted World Cup.[1] He and Rob Hammond were considered by team coaches as one of the major contributors to the team in helping them secure their medal.[3] 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.[10] 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.[11][12][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.[2] At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he was part of the Australian team that won the gold medal.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "AIS Hockey - Kiel Brown". Bruce, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Institute of Sport. 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 "World cup heroes aim high". Canning Times. Perth, Australia. 13 April 2010. p. 50. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Sewell, Eliza (6 August 2008). "VILLAGE PEOPLE". MX. Melbourne, Australia. p. 17. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Eisenhammer, Debbie (4 September 2007). "Wesley fix sights on the finals". Southern Gazette. Perth, Australia. p. 57. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ockenden to miss Trophy But Dancer recalls Wells". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. 5 October 2007. p. 48. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Bulletin Wire: Fresh faces for next Kookaburras tour". Bulletin Wire. Australia: Financial Times Information Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Carroll, Abbott in new-look Kookaburras". Northern Territory News. Darwin, Australia. 15 April 2009. p. 46. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  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. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Hockey - Men". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08.