Tom Wickham (hockey) will make his second Commonwealth Games appearance in Birmingham after being a late call-up to the Gold Coast 2018 team after injury to Blake Govers. Born and raised in Morgan in South Australia’s Riverland, Wickham spent time growing up in Alice Springs before moving to Perth in 2011 to take up a scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport. He made his Kookaburras debut in 2013 but was unable to add to his two caps that year until a breakout 2017 when he played all 32 games for the calendar year and scored 15 goals, including a double in the Oceania Cup final win against New Zealand. He was also part of the side that lifted the World League title that year. The Perth Thundersticks’ striker was named as one of two reserves for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic team, but a rule change allowed reserves to be used in the tournament, scoring six goals as part of the silver-medal winning team.
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Why did you begin your sport?
Through family and loved it
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
debuting for Australia 2013 in Perth
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
Father & mother
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
What is your sporting ambition?
represent Aust at world cup & olympic games - gold medal