Kookaburras beat Dutch in one sided affair

Sunday November 29, 2009 by  

After opening their Champions Trophy campaign with a dominant performance against Korea, Australia remains unbeaten after a 7-2 drubbing of world number four the Netherlands.

Coming off a performance that coach Ric Charlesworth believed wasn’t a super performance from his charges, the Kookaburras responded with a much improved and disciplined performance.

Grant Shubert was the hero for Australia, scoring a hat trick that included two goals within a minute and star striker Jamie Dwyer also got his name on the scorers list with a 61st minute field goal to all but seal a dominant performance.

Others to score for the Kookaburras were Glen Turner (19th minute), Brent Dancer (22nd minute) and Luke Doerner (51st) via a penalty corner goal. Read more

Champions Trophy squad announced

Wednesday November 11, 2009 by  

The Kookaburras squad for the Champions Trophy was announced by coach Rick Charlesworth today.

In a squad that features both youth and experience, two players have been given the opportunity of a lifetime by Charlesworth.

Queensland’s Matthew Swan and West Australian Brent Dancer have been selected to represent their country in a tournament that is held in high regard much like the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

What makes the selection of both players remarkable is that Swan debuted for Australia just under a year ago against Malaysia, while Dancer is also inexperienced with just six appearances to his name after making his debut against Canada earlier this year. Read more