After experimenting with his squad over the past two weeks during international matches against
The squad will compete in a World Cup Qualifier event against
The winner of the tournament gains direct access to the Hero Honda FIH World Cup in
Each State and Territory is represented within the squad, with
Highlights of the squad include 33 year old veteran Brent Livermore, who having played 306 international matches continues to close in on former player Jay Stacy’s tally of 319 games as the most capped Kookaburra.
The inclusion of 2008 FIH Young World Player of the Year Eddie Ockenden looms as critical for the Kookaburras. The 22 year old proved himself during last week’s matches against
Despite being a member of the National Development Squad, Glenn Turner has proven himself capable of playing amongst the world’s elite, named in the World Cup Qualifier squad after performing well since debuting for the Kookaburras two months ago.
Notable absentees from the squad include striker Russell Ford and 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze medalists David Guest and Eli Matheson.
Overall the squad has an age average of 25 and an average games per player of 93 games.
Team Australia: George Bazeley, Nathan Burgers, Luke Doerner, Graeme Begbie, Matthew Butturini, Kiel Brown, Liam De Young, Brent Livermore, Mark Knowles, Fergus Kavanagh, Rob Hammond, Simon Orchard, Eddie Ockenden, Jamie Dwyer, Mark Paterson, Des Abbott, Glenn Turner, Grant Schubert.
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