Aaron Kershaw

Aaron Kershaw (born 22 October 1992)[1] is a field hockey player from Australia.[2]

Personal life

Aaron Kershaw was born and raised in Goulburn, New South Wales.[3]

His pre-game pump-up song is The Horses by Daryl Braithwaite.[4]

Career

Club level

In Hockey ACT's 'National League One', Kershaw plays hockey for Goulburn Hockey Club.[5]

Over a period of three years, from 2015–2017, Kershaw was awarded the 'Brophy Medal' back to back. The award is presented to the best and fairest of the competition.[6][7]

State level

Despite coming from New South Wales, Kershaw represents the Australian Capital Territory in domestic competitions.[8]

Kershaw first represented the Canberra Lakers, the ACT's top men's side, at the Australian Hockey League (AHL) in 2011.[9] Since his debut, Kershaw represented the team every year until 2018, when the AHL was disbanded.[10]

In 2019, with the introduction of Hockey Australia's new national league, Hockey One, Kershaw was named captain of the ACT's new team, the Canberra Chill.[4]

National level

Aaron Kershaw has only represented Australia at junior level, in the Under–21 division.[11]

Kershaw made his debut for the 'Burras' in 2013, at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival where he won a gold medal.[12][13] He followed this up with an appearance at the Junior World Cup, where Australia finished fifth.[3][14]

References

  1. ^ "Team Details – Australia". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Aaron's Indian dream". goulburnpost.com.au. Goulburn Post. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Burras U21 Junior World Cup squad". hockey.org.au. Hockey Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Aaron Kershaw (C)". hockeyone.com.au. Hockey One. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Hockey: Men's Capital League". brisbanetimes.com.au. Brisbane Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Goulburn CL1 hockey player receives prestigious award". goulburnpost.com.au. Goulburn Post. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Kershaw claims third straight Brophy medal at Hockey ACT presentation night". smh.com.au. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Canberra Lakers". hockeyact.org.au. Hockey ACT. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Hockey Australia Annual Report 2010-11" (PDF). clearinghouseforsport.gov.au. Government of Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  10. ^ "KERSHAW Aaron". hockeyaustralia.altiusrt.com. Hockey Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  11. ^ "KERSHAW Aaron". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  12. ^ "An Olympic sized taster". goulburnpost.com.au. Goulburn Post. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  13. ^ "4 Nations Men's Australian Youth Olympics Festival 2013". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  14. ^ "BURRAS FINISH FIFTH". nswis.com.au. New South Wales Institute of Sport. Retrieved 8 October 2019.

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