Matthew Gohdes

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Matt Gohdes
Personal information
Birth name Matthew Gohdes
Nickname(s) Gohdesy
Nationality Australia
Born (1990-05-08) 8 May 1990 (age 26)
Rockhampton, Queensland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Field hockey
Event(s) Men's team
Club QLD Blades

Matthew Gohdes (born 1990) is an Australian field hockey player. He plays for the Queensland Blades in the Australian Hockey League. He made his debut for the Australia men's national field hockey team in 2009 during a five-game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He won a gold medal at the 2010 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy.

Personal[edit]

Gohdes is from Rockhampton, Queensland.[1][2][3] His cousin is national team teammate Jamie Dwyer.[3] Gohdes never played a game with his cousin until he was named to the national team.[3] His flatmate is teammate Matthew Swann.[3]

Field hockey[edit]

Gohdes plays in the Australian Hockey League for the Queensland Blades.[3] In 2010, he played in the final game of the season for his state team in the Australian Hockey League.[4] He played for the Queensland Blades in the first found of the 2011 season. He currently plays for the Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League [5]

In 2009, Gohdes, Jonathon Charlesworth and Brent Dancer made their national team debut during a five-game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia.[3][6] He was a member of the national team in 2010.[4] That year, he was a member of the team that finished first at the Hockey Champions Trophy.[4] 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.[7][8][9] 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.[1] He played for the Kookaburras in their 3–1 victory over the Australian A team in the first round of the competition. He scored the team's first goal in the first five minutes of the game. He later scored the team's third goal.[10] In a game for the Kookaburras against Argentina, his team won 4–0 and he scored a goal.[11] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kookaburras begin their Olympic Games Campaign". Perth, Western Australia: Hockey Australia. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Stannard, Damien (18 October 2009). "Family stick together". Sunday Mail. Brisbane, Australia. p. 91. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 13 June 2011. p. 55. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  6. ^ AAP (2 October 2009). "Charlesworth welcomes son". The Australian. Australia. p. 37. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  7. ^ AAP (14 December 2011). "Kookaburras name training squad for 2012 Olympic Games". Sydney: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "FOR THE RECORD". The Australian. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 35. AUS_T-20111215-1-035-447690. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "SCOREBOARD". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 15 December 2011. p. 116. DTM_T-20111215-1-116-447684. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Todorovic, Damien (9 February 2012). "Kookaburras secure first-up win against Australia A". Sunday Times. Perth, Western Australia. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Una gira sin alegría para la selección masculina" (in Spanish). Canchallena.com. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.