Hanging up the pads – Retirement from International Hockey

Where does time go? It’s been 16 years and 233 international games since I first stepped on the field with the Australian Hockeyroos.  In many ways, I am still the energetic, fiercely competitive, proudly patriotic player that took the field for that very first game, but I have also grown and changed with experience, support and READ MORE

World Olympians Association – Rachael Lynch inducted into Olympians For Life

I am incredibly proud honored to be recognised as one of 5 global ‘Olympians for Life’ for my contribution to the community and representing the Olympic values! Thank you to World Olympians Association and HSH Prince Albert who presented the awards in a virtual ceremony last night. Video of the presentation event is below. READ MORE

Commonwealth Games family recognised with Australian honours

Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) alumni and family have joined an esteemed list, with several acknowledged on the distinguished Australia Day 2024 Honours List.  Rachael Lynch OAM joins Mitchell on the honour roll following a distinguished career on the hockey pitch, alongside her significant work off the pitch as a mental health ambassador. A two-time Commonwealth READ MORE

Hockey star steps up for Mental Health Week

Veteran Hockeyroo Rachael Lynch knows all too well the stress that comes from high pressure environments. The Hockeyroos goalkeeper, Olympian and registered nurse is as passionate about mental health as she is about field hockey. Rachael is one of 22 elite athletes selected as Lifeline Community Custodians as part of a partnership between Australian Institute READ MORE

Balance and perspective are keys to feeling OK

“Everyone performs at their best when they’re feeling good and they’re happy.” It’s a simple statement that applies on and off the hockey field for Australian Olympian Rachael Lynch, who credits work-life balance and perspective as keys for overall mental health and wellbeing. When she’s not plying her trade as Hockeyroos goalkeeper, Rachael supports the READ MORE

AOC Athletes’ Commission Appointment

It’s an honor to have been elected by my peers as a member of the Australian Olympic Committee Athlete’s Commission for the next Olympic cycle. The commission does incredible work in ensuring athletes get the best possible high-performance environment at the Games as well as advancing AOC goals around gender equity and Indigenous reconciliation. I READ MORE

Hockey Australia: Lynch receives ‘Olympians for Life’ accolade

Hockeyroos goalkeeper Rachael Lynch OLY is one of five athletes to be inducted into Olympians for Life by the World Olympians Association (WOA). Together with Ugandan athlete Julius Achon OLY, American swimmer Donna de Varona OLY, Japanese athlete Koji Murofushi OLY and British athlete Alan Pascoe OLY, Lynch was inducted into Olympians for Life for READ MORE

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- 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


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


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


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

Rachael Lynch – From stopping shots on the pitch to saving lives during COVID-19

Wanting to protect and defend is just part of Rachael Lynch’s make up. When she’s not stopping shots on the field for the Hockeyroos, Lynch works as a nurse channelling her passions to help the nation through the COVID-19 pandemic.   For the last decade, the Rio 2016 Olympian has spent one day a week READ MORE


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   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

Rachael Lynch crowned 2019 FIH World Goalkeeper Of The Year

It was truly an honor to be crowned 2019 FIH World Goalkeeper of The Year. It was even more special to have my idol, Rachel Imison present me with the award.       Further details: 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