#AllezAUS 'Let's Go Australia'
Olympic History: Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020
Highlights: Silver medal at Tokyo 2020; 2014 & 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold, 2014 World Cup Gold, 2018 World Cup Bronze.
Year Born: 1991
State Born: QLD
Jake Whetton’s hockey career began at just four years old when he followed in his parents' footsteps and played for his local club, the Eastern Suburbs Tigers in Brisbane.
Nick-named “Whetty”, this Brisbane boy made his debut for the senior team in 2011 and was selected in the 2012 Olympic development squad ahead of the London Games but would have to wait another Olympic quad before making his debut. Since then, Jake has been an ever-present force in Australian hockey, claiming over 200 caps for the Kookaburras.
Jake was a member of the 2016 Coal Hockey India League winning team, the Jaypee Punjab Warriors, where he played alongside four other Australian representatives in the six-week league.
He made his Olympic debut at Rio 2016, as part of an evenly balanced men’s hockey team that boasted experience and new talent.
In 2018 the Queensland local helped the Kookaburras to back-to-back gold medals at the Azlan Shah Cup and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Later in the year, he went on to win a bronze medal at the 2018 World Cup.
Jake became a two-time Olympian in Tokyo 2020 as part of the Kookaburra’s squad that travelled to the Games. Australia would breeze past the group stages undefeated and would only lose to Belgium in a tense penalty shootout in the gold medal match. Jake received a silver medal for the tournament, his first Olympic medal.