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Jamie Dwyer: Born, Height, Weight, Spouse, Children, Medals

Jamie Dwyer
Written by Jon Snow

Biodata

Full Name Jamie Dwyer
Nickname (s) Foetus
Profession (s) Professional Field Hockey Player

Physical Stats and More

Height (approx.) in centimetres: 172 cm
in meters: 1.72 m
in feet inches: 5 ft 8 in
Weight (approx.) in kilogram: 70 kg
in pounds: 154 lbs.
Body Type Athletic

Personal Information

Date of Birth March 12, 1979
Day of Birth Monday
Aged 40 years
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Place of Birth Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australia
Ethnicity White
Complexion Fair
Mother Tongue English
Sexual Orientation Straight

Family Information

Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Cousin                                                  Matthew Gohdes
Spouse Leonie Dwyer, Married.
Children Taj Jamie Dwyer, Julian Dwyer, Zara Dwyer

Education Qualifications

Education (High School) Unknown
University                                      Unknown

Career

First Game       1995
His achievement with Australian Stream
  • 2002 Silver Medal (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • 2003 Silver Medal (Holland, Amsterdam)
  • 2004 Gold Medal (Athens)
  • 2005 Gold Medal, (India, Chennai)
  • 2006 Silver Medal (Moenchengladbach, Germany)
  • 2007 Silver Medal (Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)
  • 2008 Gold Medal (Holland, Rotterdam)
  • 2008 Bronze Medal (Beijing)
  • 2009 Gold Medal (Australia, Melbourne)
  • 2010 Gold Medal (Germany, Moenchengladbach)
  • 2010 Gold Medal (India, New Delhi)
  • 2011 Gold Medal (Auckland, New Zealand)
National Competition Achievement
  • 1999 Silver
  • 2002 Silver
  • 2003 Gold
  • 2005 Silver
  • 2006 Gold
  • 2007 Gold
  • 2008 Silver
  • 2010 Gold
Personal Sport Achievements

 

  • FIH Junior World Hockey Player of the Year: 2002
  • 2003 Silver Medal (Holland, Amsterdam)
  • FIH World Hockey Player of the Year: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007 and 2004
  • 2005 Gold Medal, (India, Chennai)
  • 2006: World Cup (Germany, Moenchengladbach)
  • 2008: Champions Trophy (Holland, Rotterdam)
  • Australian Player of the Year: 2009
  • QAS Sports Star of the Year: 2010
  • Player of the Tournament: 2010: Champions Trophy (Germany, Moenchengladbach)

Lesser Known Facts about Jamie Dwyer

  • Jamie Dwyer had earned himself the title of the world’s best hockey player as of now a total of five times. He had been named so in the years of 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • Jamie Dwyer was only four years old when he had first started playing hockey. He was born and brought up in Rockhampton. The fact that both of his parents both played hockey in the Hockey Grounds of Rockhampton might have been what had triggered his love for hockey.
  • Jamie Dwyer had played a lot of sports since his early childhood. But the two that had captured him the most were hockey and cricket. It was when Jamie had turned fifteen that he realized that he had to make a very important decision. Jamie was offered a cricket scholarship that required him to move to Brisbane. Even though Jamie loved cricket, the thought of never being able to compete in the Olympics deterred him. Jamie had always dreamed of competing at the Olympics and win a gold medal while he represented his country. Therefore, he chose to pursue his career as a field hockey player than a cricketer. However, the fact that Jamie Dwyer always thought that hockey was far more energetic than cricket that loved that about Hockey might have also been another reason for his decision.
  • Jamie Dwyer had finished school when he was only 17 years old. After finishing high school, he had moved to Brisbane so that he could pursue his dream of winning the Olympics.
  • In the year 1999, Jamie Dwyer had earned himself a place in the Queensland Blades team and through there he had also gotten selected into the Hockey AIS, also known as Australian Institute of Sports in Perth.
  • It was only after the Olympics held in Sydney that Jamie had been selected to play in the Australian Men’s Hockey Team. Jamie Dwyer had made his debut in the Australian National Men’s Hockey Team in the year 2001.
  • Jamie Dwyer had also been given the option to choose his jersey number for a large range, including the availability of the vacant #1 jersey. Jamie didn’t even consider the other numbers and the fact that he wanted a number one and it was vacant was all it took for him to take it.
  • By the year 2004, Jamie had established a very good reputation for himself. The International Hockey Federation had put their official seal on the bullishness and confidence of Dwyer and had voted him the player of the year. Not just in 2004, but he was voted as the player of the year again in the years 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Being awarded this prestigious prize for so many years had also cemented his status as the best Australian Hockey player ever.
  • The position in which Jamie Dwyer plays is that of a midfielder and a striker. It is also known that in the year 1999, Jamie had won a scholarship and sued to play for the team of the Australian Institute of Sports.
  • Jamie Dwyer had also played club hockey. In the year 1998, he had played in the Brisbane based competition for the Easts Club. Currently, e is playing in the Melville Toyota League in the top men’s side at the YMCC coastal City Hockey Club. Jamie had made his debut for the club in the year 2011 and since then, had played four premierships with that club.

Jamie Dwyer Family

  • In the years 2004, 2005 and 2006, Jamie Dwyer had played professional hockey internationally in the Netherlands. The Hockey season lasts there for seven months. Again, in the year 2009, Dwyer had played for the Bloemendaal H.C. in the Netherlands. A huge number of people, as large as ten thousand would often turn ip to the games to watch him play for the Dutch team.
  • In the year 2008, he had once again played in the Netherlands for the Laren. Again, in the year 2011, he had played club hockey in Germany for the team of Mannheim. In the year2012 he once again went back to the Netherlands to play for the Bloemendaal H.C. Right now, Dwyer plays for the team of Punjab Warriors in India.
  • Jamie Dwyer had played in the Australian Hockey League for the team Queensland Blades. He wore jersey number one while in this team. He was with the team during the years 1997 and 1998 as an eighteen and nineteen-year-old respectively.
  • It was in the year 2010 that Jamie Dwyer had played the final game in the Australian Hockey League for the team of Queensland Blades.
  • In the year 1995, Dwyer had successfully earned his place on the U-18 and U-21 sides and made his debut in the junior national team.
  • He had played for the junior national team in all the three years of 1996, 1997 and 1998.
  • In the year 2001, Jamie Dwyer had made his national team debut in the senior side.
  • Jamie Dwyer had played an all total of over 250 matches for the National Australian Hockey team and he had scored more than a hundred and fifty goals in them.
  • In the year 2001, Jamie Dwyer had also earned himself a silver medal in the Champions Trophy Competition and in the very next year, he had also won another silver medal at the world cup. In the same year, in 2002, he had also won a gold medal in the Commonwealth games of 2002.
  • In the Champions Trophy Competition of the Year 2002, Jamie Dwyer and his team had finished in the fifth position and in the year 2003, they had made some progress and finished the competition in the second position.
  • While playing in the Champions Trophy Competition in the year 2003, Jamie had injured himself pretty badly. He had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
  • While he participated in the Olympics in the year 2004 at Athens, he was already recovering from that nasty knee injury. However, he had earned even more fame by scoring an extra-time goal in the finals of the Olympics of 2004 which had resulted in the Australian Team winning the gold medal in the Olympics and Jamie Dwyer being renowned as the best hockey player in the world.
  • After returning from the Athens Olympics, it was like Jamie Dwyer was on a roll. He had earned another Gold Medal in the year 2005 in the Champions Trophy Competition.
  • In the very next year, i.e. in 2006, Dwyer had won another silver medal at the Hockey World Cup. His team had finished the competition in the fourth position. In the same year, Jamie Dwyer had once again added another gold medal to the list of his achievements after winning the Commonwealth Games of the year 2006.
  • By the end of March 2006, Jamie Dwyer had earned a hundred and twenty-two caps and scored 79 goals for the Australian Hockey team.
  • Later in the year 2007, his team had once again finished on the second position in the Champions Trophy. In the month of December in 2007, he had competed in Canberra in the Dutch Series as a member of the Kookaburras squad.
  • In the very next year in 2008, Jamie Dwyer and his team had finished first in the Champions Trophy Competition.
  • He had also won a bronze medal in the Summer Olympics of the year 2008. He had to be carried off the pitch in the middle of the game against Canada for a serious hip injury. The Australians had won that match against the Canadians with a score of 6-1.

Jamie Dwyer

  • In the month of April in 2009, Ric Charlesworth, who was the new coach of the national team and named Jamie Dwyer along with a total of fourteen new players who had even less than ten national team caps, as a member of the squad for the Commonwealth Games of the year 2010.
  • In the year 2009, Jamie Dwyer had participated in the two test matches against the Spanish team in Perth in the lead up to the Champions Trophy.
  • In 2009, Dwyer had increased his list of achievements and won a gold medal at the competition of Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy.
  • Jamie Dwyer had made himself a place as a member of the national team in the year 2010. In the same year, he was also a member of the team that had finished first at the Hockey Champions Trophy.
  • In the year 2010, he had once again represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games, and in the group stage of the game, had played in the game against Pakistan.
  • Australia had won against India with a score of 8-0 in the match for the gold medal. He was the captain of the team in that match and had scored a goal too. Jamie had also won a gold medal at the World Cup in the year 2010 and the Champions Trophy in the same year.
  • In the World Cup of 2010 that was hosted by the Indians, the hosts had provided very tight security for Jamie Dwyer and his other teammates. He had been recorded saying that it was the tightest security that he had ever witnessed and had received as a competitor in International competition. The statement was recorded by the Sydney Morning Herald.
  • He had faced another injury early in the year 2011 and thus couldn’t compete in the Azlan Shah Cup that was held in Malaysia in the month of May. In the month of December in the same year, he was announced as one of the twenty-eight players who were selected to be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian Men’s National Training Squad. The squad was then narrowed down in the month of June in 2012.
  • Jamie Dwyer had trained with that team from the 18th of January to that of the middle of March in Perth, Western Australia. In the month of February, during the on-going training camp, he had played in a four nations test series, the teams being the Kookaburras, Netherlands, Argentina, and the Australia A Squad.
  • Jamie Dwyer had played for the Kookaburras against the team of Argentina in the second game of the series and his team won the match with a score of 3–1.
  • Dwyer had taken a short break from the training after the test series.
  • Jamie Dwyer is one of several players based on Queensland that was likely to play in a three-game test series that was supposed to be played in Cairns, Queensland from the 22nd to 25th of June against the team of New Zealand Black Sticks.
  • The final Olympic section had occurred several days before this test. His inclusion in the series will be depending upon being selected.
  • Dwyer does not play hockey for the National team anymore.
  • After he had stopped playing for the national team, Dwyer had taken up being a field hockey coach. In the year 2011, he had become the coach of a junior boys’ team at the YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club.
  • In the month of February in 2011, he had also run two clinics for the young hockey players Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club.
  • In 2019, Jamie Dwyer also coached a junior 5/6 boys’ YMCC coastal city hockey team.
  • Dwyer had received many awards throughout his career for his contribution to the game. In the year 2002, the International Hockey Federation had honored him by entitling him as the Young Player of the Year. Two years later, in 2004 and 2007, he received the IHF World Player of the Year Award. The very next year, in 2005, Dwyer was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, abbreviated as OAM. In 2007, he was recognized as the Captain of the World Team. In 2011, he was once again named the international field hockey player of the year. In the same year, he was also named in the World All-Star Team. In 2011, he was also inaugurated into the Australian Institute of Sport ‘Best of the Best’. On 18 June 2012, Jamie Dwyer was chosen to lead the number one Australian Team in London Olympics.

 

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