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Who is... Jamie Dwyer

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Jamie Dwyer is a five-time International Hockey Federation Player of the Year, having won the award in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

Field hockey beginnings

Dwyer was born in Queensland, Australia to parents who played field hockey at a local club. He grew up playing field hockey and cricket, but decided to drop cricket when he was 15 because he dreamed of competing at the Olympics. 

Major competitions/medals

2004 Olympics gold

2008 Olympics, bronze

2010 World Cup, winner

2012 Olympics, bronze

2014 World Cup, winner

Breakout moment

Dwyer debuted with the Australian national team in 2001. In 2004, he scored the game-winning goal in the Gold Medal Match at the Athens Games. That year he also earned his first FIH Player of the Year award. 

Olympic experience

Jamie Dwyer is a three-time Olympian. Most recently, he earned bronze with Australia at the 2012 London Games. 

Off the field 

Dwyer developed a coaching company with teammate and brother-in-law Mark Knowles called 1&9 Coaching, which looks to instill an interest in youth field hockey players.

Social media

Facebook: Jamie Dwyer

Twitter: @JamieDwyer01

Instagram: @jamiedwyer01

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