About Me

Rachael Lynch

Rachael Lynch is a Hockeyroo, Olympian, Nurse and RUOK? Day/Lifeline Ambassador.

Veteran Hockeyroo, dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and World Cup silver medallist, Rachael Lynch has played in over 220 games for Australia. After some 10 years in the senior squad Rachael Lynch got her chance to play in her maiden Olympics in Rio 2016 as the Australian goal keeper. She's still committed to working towards a Gold Medal at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.

Born in Melbourne, Lynch took up hockey after being selected in the primary schools state team. She competed in the 2005 Junior World Cup in Chile before making her international senior team debut at the 2006 Champions Trophy in the Netherlands. In 2014 she was awarded goalkeeper of the tournament at the World Cup and then nominated for International Goalkeeper of the year.

Off the field Lynch works as a registered nurse, runs STOMP Goalkeeping and is very active in the mental health space as an ambassador for RUOK? Day.

Nickname: Junior
D.O.B: 02-07-1986
Hometown: Warrandyte, Victoria
Current location: Perth, WA
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Local Club: Greensborough Hockey Club & Victoria Park Hockey Club
Australian Caps: 220 (as of March 2020)
Shirt number: 27
Position: Goalkeeper
Debut: Champions Trophy, Netherlands 2006
Sporting hero: Rachel Imison

Career highlights:

  • Champions Trophy 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016
  • Junior World Cup, Chile 2005
  • Olympic Squad 2008, 2012, 2016
  • Olympic Games 2016 (6th)
  • World Cup, 2010, 2014 (2nd)
  • Commonwealth Games, 2010 (1st), 2014 (1st), 2018
  • World League Finals, 2013 (2nd), 2015 (6th)
  • World Cup Goalkeeper of the Tournament 2014