Trent Mitton

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Trent Mitton
Personal information
Born (1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 28)
Playing position Halfback
Club information
Current club Ranchi Rays
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
WA Thundersticks
2015– Ranchi Rays
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Australia 48 (15)

Trent Mitton (born 26 November 1990) is an Australian field hockey player who plays for the WA Thundersticks[1] and the Kookaburras.[2] Mitton is a striker.

Mitton first joined the Australian team as part of the 19-member Champions Trophy squad at the 2010 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Mönchengladbach, Germany.[3] He is part of the Australian team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

His father is Grant Mitton who represented Australia at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and his grandfather is Don Mitton who did likewise in New Zealand in 1958.[3][4]

Mitton plays for the WA Thundersticks in the Australian Hockey League. He played for the team in the first found of the 2011 season.[5]

In December 2011, Mitton was named as one of fourteen players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national Olympic development squad. While this squad is not in the top twenty-eight and separate from the Olympic training coach, the Australian coach Ric Charlesworth did not rule out selecting from only the training squad, with players from the Olympic development having a chance at possibly being called up to represent Australia at the Olympics. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[6]

Results[edit]

Trent Mitton spends his days away from hockey working as a sport teacher at Chisholm Catholic College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SmokeFree WA Thunderstickstitle". Hockey Australia. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Trent Mitton". Australian Institute of Sport. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Mitton treads family path". sportal.com.au. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  4. ^ Gene Stephan (30 June 2010). "Son of a gun steps up to fire the shots". The West Australian.
  5. ^ "Scoreboard". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. 13 June 2011. p. 55. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  6. ^ Barrow, Tim (15 December 2011). "Govers on his way to London Games - HOCKEY". Illawarra Mercury. Wollongong, Australia. p. 69. Retrieved 14 March 2012.