Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Commonwealth Games hockey: Australia’s Jake Harvie aims to follow Olympian grandfather

His guitar never far from away from his side, Jake Harvie, 24, has strung together a series of impressive performances for Australia as he aims to emulate the feats of his illustrious grandfather.

After starting 2018 with gold at the Commonwealth Games, the Western Australian ended the year with a bronze medal after Australia’s dismantling of England at the World Cup in India, before the 20-year-old was nominated in the FIH Rising Star category.

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Commonwealth Games match schedule and fixtures for men’s + women’s

Overall, it’s been quite some four years – less the international wilderness thanks to the pandemic and being omitted from the Australia squad for the Tokyo Olympics – yet Harvie has adapted seamlessly thanks to a deep understanding about what it takes to be a Kookaburra.

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