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Jane Claxton

Jane Claxton (hockey) serves as co-captain and the most-capped player in the Birmingham 2022 Hockeyroos squad with almost 200 international appearances. The durable midfielder credits her father Bob, a board member of the Oceania Hockey Federation, and brother Matthew who has played for South Australia, for her entry into hockey. Jane began playing at the age of six, although having to play with the boys nearly put her off the sport. She played club hockey with the Burnside Bulldogs in her hometown of Adelaide, won gold at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and made her international debut later the same year against Korea. In 2014, she helped Australia claim Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow and silver at the World Cup in the Netherlands. Her Olympic debut followed in Rio in 2016. She won silver medals in 2018 at both the Champions Trophy and the Commonwealth Games, while she made her second Olympic team in 2020, where Australia suffered quarter-finals disappointment for the second successive Games. The dachshund enthusiast has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and works in vocational rehabilitation, assisting injured workers to return to their chosen occupation.

Sport / Discipline

Hockey

Birth Place

Ashford

Birth state

SA

Date of Birth

26/10/1992

Age

29

Glasgow, 2014

Gold Coast, 2018

Birmingham, 2022

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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