Name: Jake Whetton
Age (in 2021): 30
Coach/s: Colin Batch Head Coach, Rob Hammond Assistant Coach, Anthony Potter Assistant Coach (Australia), Matt Wells (Queensland)
Best result/s: 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold medals. 2014 World Cup Gold Medal. 2012 and 2018 Champions Trophy Gold.
Major goal for 2021: Tokyo Olympic Gold Medal.
Most memorable sporting moment: Making my debut for Australia in 2011. Winning the 2014 Hockey World Cup and 2014 Commonwealth Games Gold Medal. Winning Commonwealth Games gold medal on home soil in 2018
Biggest challenge you have faced: Being dropped from the National squad in 2012. Being sent home from a tour in Europe in 2013 as 19th man and didn’t make the final 18 squad
What do you like most about your sport? Hockey is such a family-oriented sport I love the sense of community that hockey provides not just kids but young adults playing the game I love.
Who/what inspires you to achieve your best in sport? My family is my biggest inspiration!
Favourite food/drink: Food - Bacon egg Pie or Meatlovers Pizza. Drink - Coffee
Favourite song/music: Song- Where’s your head at - Bassment Jax
Favourite destination: Europe (Holland) and USA (Hawaii)