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Nationality  Australia
Name  Graeme Begbie
Country  Australia
Height  1.83 m
Sport  Field hockey
Weight  81 kg
Event(s)  Men's team


Born  January 1986Perth, Western Australia
Residence  Perth, Western Australia
Club  YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club
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Graeme Begbie (born January 1986 in Perth) is an Australian field hockey player. He plays club hockey for YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club. In state competitions, he plays for the WA Thundersticks in the Australian Hockey League. In December 2011, he was named as one of twenty-eight players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national training squad. This squad will be narrowed in June 2012 to determine who will compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Personal

Begbie was born in January 1986 in Perth, Western Australia. He is from Western Australia. He worked for SGS Australia Pty. Ltd. in Perth, Western Australia in 2010 where he was an occupational health and safety officer.

Field hockey

In 2009, Begbie had a field hockey scholarship with the Western Australian Institute of Sport. In 2010, he was practising from 5:30 to 8:30 am four times a week while playing club hockey, state representative hockey and playing for the national team.

Club hockey

Begbie plays club hockey for YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club. He was with the club in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2008, his team won the league's minor premiership. In 2007, he played in the 22nd round of the Men's Wizard Home Loans Cup against Wesley South Perth where his team won 6–2, where he scored his team's second goal. He has coached junior sides at the club, including an under 11 side in 2008.

State team

Begbie plays for the WA Thundersticks in the Australian Hockey League. He was with the team in 2009 and 2010.

National team

Begbie is a member of Australia's senior men's national field hockey team. In March 2009, he got a call up to the national team after participating in a training camp with the team earlier in the year in Brisbane. In 2009, he was a member of the national team during a five game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia. In 2010, he won a gold medal at the World Cup. That year, he was also named the Kookaburra of the year. As of July 2010, he had made 38 caps for the Kookaburras. He did not compete at the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in May 2011 because he was injured. In December 2011, he was named as one of twenty-eight players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national training squad. This squad will be narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia. In February during the training camp, he played in a four nations test series with the teams being the Kookaburras, Australia A Squad, the Netherlands and Argentina.

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Graeme Begbie Wikipedia


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