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Jocelyn Bartram

Age

31

Place of Birth

Paddington, NSW

Hometown

Albury, NSW

Junior Club

Wombats Hockey Club 

Senior Club

NSW Pride

Coach

Katrina Powell

Olympic History

Paris 2024

High School

Albury High School

 

Jocelyn's Story

Jocelyn Bartram has growing pains to thank for her current position as one of the leading goalkeepers in world hockey.

Growing up in Albury, in southern NSW, Jocelyn followed the example of her mum, dad and brother and began playing hockey when she was six. As a sporty kid, she was also playing soccer, basketball, water polo and tennis.

“I started goalkeeping at 11 as I had growing pains in my knees and I didn’t want to give up any of my other sports, so started goalkeeping in hockey,” she said.

Jocelyn progressed from being a 2016 Hockey Australia scholarship holder in the National Development Squad to the Hockeyroos, making her international debut in a 3-1 win over China that year.

She was part of the Hockeyroos squad that claimed silver at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she deputised behind Rachael Lynch.

Jocelyn tore her patella tendon in the semi-final of the inaugural FIH Pro League season and was sidelined for 12 weeks before missing selection for the Tokyo Olympics.

In 2022, Jocelyn starred as the Hockeyroos came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 to claim bronze in the FIH Women’s World Cup.

Jocelyn pulled off a host of world class saves to keep the Hockeyroos in the game and was awarded player of the match.

Later that year, the Hockeyroos won silver at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. They were undefeated in the pool games and after beating India in a penalty shootout in the semi-final, they went down to England 2-1 in the gold medal game.

Also in 2022, Jocelyn was goalkeeper for the NSW Pride team that won the Hockey One League grand final.

In 2023, the Hockeyroos finished third in the Women’s International Pro League, before clinching a place at the Paris Olympics by winning the Oceania Cup series against New Zealand.

They won the opening game 3-0, salvaged a 1-1 draw in the second before wrapping up the series with a 3-2 win in the final match.

Jocelyn was among the nominees for FIH Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2022 and 2023.

She studied exercise and sports science at the University of Technology, Sydney but transferred to Edith Cowan University when she moved to Perth to join the national squad. She is now studying medicine at the University of Notre Dame and lists her sporting hero as gold-medal winning Hockeyroos goalkeeper Rachel Imison – “my childhood goalkeeping hero who is now an incredible doctor – a path I am working towards following."

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