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Where Do We Begin Podcast – Episode 48

I caught up with the boys, Harper and Lachie from the Where Do We Begin podcast just prior to the games to chat all things Goalkeeping. Unlike most Australians, Harper and Lachie aren’t very athletically gifted. Fortunately, though, they’re quite good at admiring those who are. And talking. They’re quite good at that too. Jump READ MORE

Hockeyroos Tokyo 2021 squad finalised

Published Fri 14 May 2021- https://www.hockey.org.au/news/hockeyroos-squad-finalised/ The Hockeyroos 2021 squad has now been finalised with the additions of Rachael Lynch and Savannah Fitzpatrick. Lynch and Fitzpatrick were selected by the National Women’s Selection Panel from 13 athletes vying to be included. Lynch returns to the squad after having her appeal into her initial non-selection upheld. READ MORE

How Hockeyroos axing “fuelled“ Lynch’s Olympics push – SEN

Star hockey goalkeeper Rachael Lynch says her work promoting mental health with organisation R U OK gave her the tools she needed to get back into the national team after her controversial axing from this year’s contract list. On Monday, Lynch was named as part of a 16-woman Hockeyroos squad for the Tokyo Olympic Games READ MORE

BEYOND THE BALLS: S1E9 – RACHAEL LYNCH, HOCKEYROOS MOST CAPPED GOALKEEPER

Check out the latest podcast from the team at WiSP Sports Rachael Lynch has been playing goalkeeper for the Hockeyroos since her debut in 2006. She’s a dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist, World Cup silver medallist, a five-time Oceania Cup medallist, and competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In 2019, she became the most-capped goalkeeper READ MORE

Webinar wrap up: ‘IT’S A TOUGH TIME, BUT THERE IS LIFE BEYOND THIS PANDEMIC.’

Excerpt from July 23rd 2020 article in the Australian Journal of Pharmacists: How have a Hockeyroo, a community pharmacist and a pharmacy intern been coping with the stress of COVID-19? We hear from them This week AJP and Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) brought a third webinar in a series aimed at helping pharmacists, pharmacy interns, students and pharmacy staff READ MORE

Upcoming Webinar: STAYING AFLOAT ON THE WAVE OF COVID-19 AND BEYOND

I’ll be participating in an upcoming webinar for the Australian Journal of Pharmacists talking COVID-19 and mental health. Event details below.   Do you know how to ask someone you’re concerned about how they’re doing? Could you guide them to possible support options? And how do you maintain your own headspace? This free one-hour webinar READ MORE

ATHLETES AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE COVID-19 RESPONSE

A great piece on all the Olympic athletes who have now moved to the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. An absolute pleasure to be featured in this article and it’s great to see so many making the most of the unfortunate postponement of Tokyo 2020. Read the full article via Olympic.org: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/her-olympic-dream-on-hold-hockeyroos-star-heads-to-coronavirus-frontline-20200326-p54e8u.html   READ MORE

Sydney Morning Herald: Her Olympic dream on hold, Hockeyroos star heads to coronavirus front line

The day the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed was, for many athletes, a deflating end to years of planning. For Hockeyroos goalkeeper Rachael Lynch – it was a call she desperately wanted to be made. Lynch has worked as a nurse one day a week alongside her elite hockey career for the past 10 years, READ MORE

RUOK?, Hockey, Mining and Health

Recently Ash Nelson and I embarked on a trip up North to WA’s Pilbarra region to spend some time with workers from the Rio Tinto mine sites in the Greater Brockman area. It was our second visit to these particular sites and came about following some wonderful feedback and discussion after last years successful RUOK? READ MORE

Equipment Review

The equipment worn by a goalkeeper plays a huge part in their performance and also injury prevention. Over the next twelve months ill be sharing with you various updates and reviews on all the gear that I wear. In this post I will be looking at arm guards and why they are so important. READ MORE