Hockey Australia Hall of Fame Inductees (2022)

Published Thu 09 Feb 2023 Rachel Imison OAM (VIC) Rachel debuted in 1997 against New Zealand, the country of her birth. 207 international matches later, the goalkeeper was an Olympic gold medallist, triple Olympian, three-time Champions Trophy winner and dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist, among other accolades. Her standout tournament was arguably the Sydney 2000 Olympics, where she was a wall on the last line of defence as the Hockeyroos conceded just five goals in eight games on their way to gold. Her on field performances and off field demeanour and professionalism has made her a role model for many aspiring Australian goalkeepers. Alison Peek OAM (SA) One of the Hockeyroos golden generation, the midfielder was a constant star performer throughout the team’s successful and dominant period of the 1990’s. A dual Olympian, she was a member of the team that won gold at Sydney 2000. ‘Peeky’ is also a two-time World Cup winner and won four Champions Trophies over her decorated 222 game and 7 goal international career. She was named in the Australian Women's ‘Team of the Century’ in 2013. David Wansbrough OAM (VIC) A skilful midfielder, David competed at two Olympic Games (1988, 1992). He was an integral member of both Olympic teams, with the Barcelona Olympics the standout as he scored a hat-trick in the Kookaburras’ opening match against Argentina before the team went on to win a silver medal. David also played in 10 Champions Trophies winning the gold medal on four occasions and being named Player of the Tournament in 1997. Vice-captain of the Kookaburras from 1991-93, David ended his international playing career after 202 appearances and 34 goals. He received an Order of Australia Medal in 2015 for service to hockey and remains a highly respected figure in Australian hockey.

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