Nova Peris with Rechelle Hawkes at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic hockey medal ceremony.
Nova Peris with Rechelle Hawkes at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic hockey medal ceremony.
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Sportforwomen.com.au has opened voting for the Top 100 Australian Sportswomen of All Time. This was a process which allowed the public to nominate their favourite athletes. Sportforwomen.com.au have asked Hockey Australia to promote the competition and called for the hockey community to get behind their favourite women athletes.

For hockey, the public have nominated 10 athletes who collectively possess an amazing history of success and leadership representing the Hockeyroos at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Cup and Champions Trophy. The leading contenders will be announced throughout February and the awards presented to our athletes at the annual Sports Women's Ball on 27th February 2013.

The 10 hockey players includes: 3 x Olympic gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes, 2 x Olympic gold medallists Jacqueline Pereira, Liane Tooth & Alyson Annan, 1 x Olympic gold medallists Sharon Buchanan, Nova Peris and Nikki Hudson.

An amazing 6 of the 10 players captained their country during their playing career: Dianne Gorman, Evelyn Tazewell, Jacqueline Pereira, Rechelle Hawkes, Sharon Buchanan and Nikki Hudson.

The group of players includes 8 athletes who have received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM): Dianne Gorman, Jacqueline Pereira, Liane Tooth, Rechelle Hawkes, Sharon Buchanan, Alyson Annan, Nikki Hudson & Nova Peris.


Hockey Australia media release