Jacob Anderson (hockey) a lightning quick forward, has bounced back from the disappointment of narrowly missing out on selection for the Tokyo Olympics and will make his Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham. ‘Boccy’ first represented Queensland at under-13 level and took to the field in green and gold for the first time with the Australian under-21 side at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia in November 2017. He made his Kookaburras debut against Argentina at the Darwin International Hockey Open the following September before being elevated to the Kookaburras squad for 2019. The Mackay export’s other notable career highlights including winning the 2018 Australian Hockey League title with the Brisbane Blades as well as scoring a hat-trick in the semi-final win against Great Britain on the way to winning gold in the inaugural FIH Pro League in the Netherlands in 2019. Jacob did a double degree in exercise science and business at the Australian Catholic University in Perth. He established Trilogy Performance Coaching after graduating in 2022 which focuses on strength and conditioning, nutrition and injury prevention for aspiring athletes.
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