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Hockey great Jamie Dwyer inducted into Australia’s hall of fame

Jamie Dwyer, the Kookaburra great, has been recognised for his achievements and impact on his nation’s sport with induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF).

The Australian made 365 appearances and scored 243 goals in a career spanning 16 years and was announced as one of eight new inductees into the prestigious SAHOF club.

“Jamie is arguably Australia’s greatest men’s hockey player and his accomplishments for the Kookaburras are unmatched,” said Hockey Australia president Mel Woosnam.

“Jamie Dwyer is a household name not only in Australia but many parts of the world due to the calibre of player he was, his will to win, his tenacious character on the pitch, his success, and his longevity to compete at the highest level for as long as he did.

“The fact Jamie only retired in 2016 and nominees for the SAHOF must be retired from their sport for a minimum of four years underlines his standing among Australia’s sporting greats.”

“Jamie’s induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame is richly deserved and on behalf of the Australian hockey community I congratulate him and the other seven inductees.”

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame will come to life for 2021 in a television special on the Seven Network down under on Dec 2 honouring the new inductees. It is titled Australia’s Sporting Heroes and Legends – a Celebration of the 2021 Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

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