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Timothy Brand



Place of Birth

Gouda, NSW


Chatswood, NSW

Junior Club

Ryde Hunters Hill HC

Senior Club

Ryde Hunters Hill HC


Colin Batch

Olympic History

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

High School

Northern Beaches Secondary College

Career Events

Hockey Men's 12-team Tournament


Timothy's Story

Born in The Netherlands, Tim Brand moved to Sydney at the age of three and grew up playing hockey as a member of the Ryde-Hunters Hill hockey club. 

After a successful 2015, crediting Ryde-Hunters Hill’s 2015 triumph as a career highlight, Tim received the call-up to join the national development squad in 2017. 

A year later, mid-way through a family holiday in Europe, Tim was selected to join the National Senior Squad. 

Cutting his trip short, Tim linked up with the Kookaburras in early 2018 to begin training with the squad. Shortly after, he made his senior international debut in a test series against Germany. 

Tim was then selected to compete at the 2018 Champions Trophy, where the team defeated India in a penalty shoot-out to claim gold. He rounded out a successful 2018 with a bronze medal at the World Cup held in India. 

In 2020, the talented forward scored against Great Britain in the FIH Pro League and in early 2021 he was back in the Kookaburras line-up for the Trans-Tasman Series where the team walked away with a 5-1 victory over New Zealand.

Tim made his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, scoring Australia's first goal of the campaign in their 5-3 victory over Japan. He would continue his form with goals against; India, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands.

Despite falling just short in the gold medal final, Tim ended the tournament with five goals to his name and an Olympic silver medal, in his debut at the Games.

In 2022, Tim scored twice as the Kookaburras that won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, thrashing India 7-0 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.

He also got on the scoreboard at the 2023 World Cup, where Australia lost 3-1 to the Netherlands in the bronze medal match.

Teammate Jake Harvie said of Tim: “He has very good goal sense … he’s a really tricky player to mark. He’s a cruisy guy, which can sometimes lead you into a false sense of security as he’s ready to pounce at any opportunity. He’s a ball magnet up front and a very good player.”

Of the field, Tim has completed a bachelor of commerce and actuarial studies at the University of NSW.

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