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Flynn Ogilvie

Age

30

Place of Birth

Wollongong, NSW

Hometown

Woonona, NSW

Junior Club

University of Wollongong Hockey Club

Senior Club

NSW Pride

Coach

Colin Batch

Olympic History

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

Career Events

Hockey Men's 12-team Tournament

 

Flynn's Story

Flynn Ogilvie’s passion for hockey started at just four years of age, growing up alongside five siblings (three brothers and two sisters) who were also keen players.

Hailing from the University of Wollongong Hockey Club, the talented midfielder made his representative debut for Australia at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games where Australia walked away with the gold medal.

In 2014 Flynn made his senior international debut with the Kookaburras in a Test series against India. He has been a regular feature in the squad ever since and has gone on to win gold medals at the 2015 and 2019 Oceania Cup and the Champions Trophy in 2016 and 2018.

Also a keen indoor hockey player, Flynn played with his brothers Kurt and Heath at the 2015 International Hockey Federation (FIH) Indoor World Cup in Germany.

 

While a serious hamstring injury took him out of play in 2017, Flynn returned just in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games where Australia won gold.

Off the back of the Commonwealth Games he went on to win World Cup bronze in November 2018, and Pro League gold in June 2019.

At Tokyo 2020 Flynn was part of the silver medal-winning Kookaburras, who fought valiantly in the final and only just missed out on a gold medal in a heart-breaking penalty shootout against Belgium.

In 2022, Flynn played a key role as the Kookaburras won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, scoring in the 7-0 thrashing of India in the final. It was an emphatic statement from a Kookaburras team that is near unstoppable when at the peak of their powers.

 

The result continued the Kookaburras’ remarkable record of winning every Commonwealth Games gold medal since men’s hockey was introduced to the Games in 1998.

After a break from international hockey due to work commitments, Flynn reached the milestone of 150 games for his country as the Kookaburras qualified for Paris when they ground out a 3-1 win over traditional rivals New Zealand to retain the Oceania Cup in Whangarei.

Flynn, who works as a trainee cardiac technician, lists his interests away from the hockey field as surfing, golf and ukulele – “although I'm not very good at any.”

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