Blake Govers (hockey) who missed the Gold Coast Games when he broke his finger at training just a few days before the tournament. Hailing from Albion Park near Wollongong in NSW, Blake rose through the ranks of local and state hockey and was named in the Australian under-21 team for the 2013 Junior World Cup. In 2015, he scored on debut for the Kookaburras against Pakistan in Hobart and was selected for the Rio Olympics the following year where he was the youngest member of the team. He returned to the squad later in 2018 and was part of the World Cup bronze-medal winning team. Medal successes continued in 2019 where he helped Australia to gold at the FIH Pro League and in 2021 when he was part of the silver medal-winning Kookaburras at his second Olympics in Tokyo. Away from the pitch, Blake is a qualified bricklayer with a passion for Holden classic cars.
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Albion Park Men's Hockey Club
Why did you begin your sport?
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
Everything goes on Left Right. Shin pags, Socks, Shoes.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Making the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Kieran Govers, My Brother. Overcoming injury and playing at the highest level for so long.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
Jamie Dwyer, 5 time world player of the year. We roomed together in Rio. He was a mentor to me when I came into the program.
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
Fast Cars. V8s Turbos. Drags.
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