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Making her debut in 2006 at the Champions Trophy tournament in the Netherlands Lynch has now become a regular feature in the Hockeyroos side. Lynch was the number one goalkeeper at both the 2010 World Cup and Commonwealth Games, performing extremely well at both tournaments. With the London Olympics under a year away Lynch will be looking to cement her spot in order to chase that dream of Olympic Gold.

Nickname: Junior
D.O.B: 02-07-1986
Hometown: Warrandyte, Victoria
Current location: Perth, WA
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Local Club: Greensborough Hockey Club & Melville Hockey Club
Australian Caps: 122
Shirt number: 27
Position: Goalkeeper
Debut: Champions Trophy, Netherlands 2006
Sporting hero: Rachel Imison

Career highlights:

  • Champions Trophy 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • Junior World Cup, Chile 2005
  • Olympic Squad 2008, 2012
  • World Cup, Argentina 2010, Netherlands 2014 Silver
  • Commonwealth Games, India 2010 Gold, Scotland 2014 Gold

When I was younger I wanted to be: A pilot
Favorite food: Yoghurt
Favorite drink: Hot soy milk with honey
Ultimate night out: Vietnamese for dinner, Frozen yoghurt for dessert and a few games of basketball at Time zone to finish off
Favorite snack: Licorice
Take away: Burgers, Vietnamese or Thai
Section of the supermarket I spend the most time: Dairy
Hobbies: Play guitar, cycling, learn Spanish, read
Favorite country I have visited: Japan
Cooking specialty: Banana Bread, Raw balls
Favorite post game snack: Dried fruit and nuts
Favorite movie: “Love Actually”
Three things I take on every international tour: Laptop, travel cloths line, lollies.
Star sign: Cancer
Pet hates: Bad manners, being late.
Song most played on my Ipod: ‘halo’ Beyonce
What can’t I live with out: Family, friends and my phone
Favorite book: A friend like Henry
Favorite TV show: Any medical show, RPA, sport
How do you pass the time on tour: Exploring the city, internet, watch any English TV available.
Favorite thing to do when flying: Read, watch movies and eat
Best part about being in the national team: Traveling the world with friends, trying different foods and competing against the best players in the world
3 things most people don’t know about me: I can say the alphabet backwards, I can break apples in half and I’m a huge Celine Dion fan
Sponsors OBO, Atlas, Super Advice services, Forage, Westcourt, Zoosh Interiors

 

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