Luke Doerner

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Luke Doerner
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Personal information
Nationality Australia
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Men's team
Team Tassie Tigers

Luke Doerner is an Australian field hockey player. He plays for the Tassie Tigers in the Australian Hockey League. He is a member of the Australia men's national field hockey team, and won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He is trying to secure a spot on the national team in order to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He represents the Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League.

Field hockey[edit]

Doerner plays for the Tassie Tigers in the Australian Hockey League. He signed with and played for the team in 2011, competing in the first found of the 2011 season.[1][2] Prior to 2011, he played for the Victorian team in the Australian Hockey League.[2] Earlier, he played professional hockey in the Netherlands.[2][3] In 2011, he played club hockey in Hobart.[2]

Doerner gave team mate Matthew Swann a yellow headband that Swann wears at every match.[4]

National team[edit]

Doerner is a member of the Australia men's national field hockey team. In 2006, he represented Australia at the Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia.[5] 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] He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He scored a goal in the bronze medal game against the Netherlands in the country's 6-1 victory.[9] He was a member of the 2009 Champions Trophy winning team, playing in the gold medal match against Germany that Australia won by a score of 5-3.[10] New national team coach Ric Charlesworth named him a returning member, alongside 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.[11]

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.[12] He represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He was sent off with ten minutes left in the game against the Netherlands as a result of having earned two red cards.[13] In the gold medal match against India that Australia won 8-0, he scored two goals. Overall, he was the competition's leading scorer with eight goals.[14][15] In 2010, he won a gold medal at the World Cup. In the 2-1 victory in the gold medal round against Germany, he scored a goal in the fifty-ninth minute.[16] Because of other commitments, he could not compete at the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in May 2011.[17] 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.[18][19][20] 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.[21] The competition was his first since returning from time away from the game as a result of injury. He played for Australia A Squad. In the series, his team beat Argentina 4-2 and he scored a goal in the match.[22]


  1. ^ "Scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 13 June 2011. p. 55. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Malarski, Paul (7 June 2011). "Lead-up augurs well for Tigers' campaign". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. p. 42. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Clement-Meehan, Lindsay (3 February 2012). "Pocket defender gives plenty of stick — HOCKEY". Sydney Morning Herald. Australia. p. 15. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Malarski, Paul (22 May 2006). "Tassie teenager in Australian team". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. p. 48. Retrieved 15 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. ^ "Australia beats Netherlands for bronze". Associated Press Archive. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Hand, Guy; AAP (7 December 2009). "Epic fightback from Kookaburras secures perfect 10 - HOCKEY". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, Australia. p. 12. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Carroll, Abbott in new-look Kookaburras". Northern Territory News. Darwin, Australia. 15 April 2009. p. 46. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Alston, Josh (18 March 2010). "Kookaburra heroes Townsville players make big impact in Cup win". Townsville Bulletin. Townsville, Australia. p. 42. 
  14. ^ Srivastava, Abhaya (14 October 2010). "Australia rout India to win fourth men's hockey gold". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ "The Observer: HOCKEY Australia win World Cup". The Observer. London, England. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Deavin back in 'Burras". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. 20 April 2011. p. 59. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  18. ^ AAP (14 December 2011). "Kookaburras name training squad for 2012 Olympic Games". Sydney: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "FOR THE RECORD". The Australian. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 35. AUS_T-20111215-1-035-447690. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "SCOREBOARD". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 116. DTM_T-20111215-1-116-447684. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "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. 
  22. ^ Stephan, Gene (17 February 2012). "A-classs win for hockey second-stringers". The West Australian. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 

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