Tim Deavin

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Tim Deavin
Personal information
Born (1984-07-27) 27 July 1984 (age 34)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Tassie Tigers
2016–present Ranchi Rays
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–present Australia 124 (6)
Last updated on: 29 January 2016

Tim Deavin (born 27 July 1984) is an Australian field hockey player. He plays for the Kookaburras, the Australian men's Hockey Team. He first played for the Australian senior national team in 2010. He has won gold at the 2010 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and 2011 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and bronze at the London Olympics.


Deavin is from Tasmania.[1] He attended Scotch Oakburn College.[2] In 2010, he was asked to move to Perth, Western Australia, to join the Kookaburras.[3] In 2014, Deavin was banned from playing with his team, Tamar Churinga, in Tasmania's Greater Northern Hockey League when another team had put in a complaint about his professional performance and how it was going to jeopardize the opposing team's ladder position. Deavin defied his ban just weeks later when he played in a charity match against the Queechy Penguins.

Field hockey[edit]

Deavin plays now predominately at the back as a defender, but can and has played centre-half,[2] midfield[3] and striker for the Kookaburras.[4]

Club hockey[edit]

Tim Started his playing career playing at Scotch Oakburn College and Tamar Churinga Hockey Club in Launceston. He then moved to Hobart where he still occasionally plays for the Derwent Strikers in the Southern Men's Hockey League. In 2008 and 2009 he won the league's men's best and fairest hockey award.[4] In 2010, he was with the team, playing for them in the grand final.[3] Deavin played for Doncaster in the English national League in the 05/06 season, where he won the Player of the League. He also has played in the New Zealand national league for Southern (Otago) in 2006 and Midlands in 2012 and 2014 (when they were league runners up), he won MVP for the tournament. Tim also played for Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club in the Malaysian National League in 2013 (they were the champions).

State team[edit]

Deavin plays for the Tassie Tigers in the Australian Hockey League(2014 Champions). He was with the team in 2008,[4] 2010[5] and 2011.[6] He had a severe foot injury in 2011 that kept him away from Tassie Tigers in the Australian Hockey League.[2]

National team[edit]

Deavin made his national team debut in 2010.[2] In 2010 and 2011, he won a gold medal at the Champions Trophys in Germany and New Zealand.[3][7] He Played in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in 2010(3rd), 2011(1st) and 2013(1st) where he was named in the Azlan Shah Cup Eleven.[8] 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. In February 2012 he played in a four nations test series with the teams being the Kookaburras, Australia A Squad, the Netherlands and Argentina, where Australia won.[1] He played in the London Olympics where the team won bronze. At the 2014 Hockey World Cup, Deavin and the Kookaburras won back to back golds in front of a packed crowd at Den Hague in the Netherlands.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c d Clifford, Adam (13 March 2012). "Deavin desperate to make Olympic squad". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. p. 39. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "Final selection coup Derwent to play Aussie rep Deavin". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. 16 September 2010. p. 40. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Just rewards for a top season". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. 8 September 2008. p. 38. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  5. ^ Smith, Adam (2 September 2010). "Ockenden joins elite in Tassie top eight". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. p. 49. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  6. ^ Malarski, Paul (7 June 2011). "Lead-up augurs well for Tigers' campaign". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. p. 42. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  7. ^ Lowe, Robert (12 December 2011). "Kookas in flight for gold". The Courier Mail. Brisbane, Australia. p. 58. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Deavin back in 'Burras". Hobart Mercury. Hobart, Australia. 20 April 2011. p. 59. Retrieved 15 March 2012.

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