Jamie Dwyer (born 12 March 1979) is an Australian field hockey player. He debuted for Australia as a junior player in 1995, and for the senior side in 2001. He has played over 350 matches for Australia and scored over 220 goals. He has represented Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he won a gold medal and the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics where Australia won a bronze medals. He has also represented Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games where he won a gold medal and the 2010 Commonwealth Games where he also won gold. He has won silver medals at the 2002 Men’s Hockey World Cup and the2006 Men’s Hockey World Cup. He won a gold medal at the 2010 Men’s Hockey World Cup.

Personal

Jamie Dwyer was born on 12 March 1979 in Rockhampton, Queensland.His nickname is Foetus.As a child, he played cricket.He is a long time Brisbane Lions fan and plays Australian rules fantasy football.His cousin is national team teammate Matthew Gohdes.He met his wife-to-be while playing professional hockey in the Netherlands;the couple now have two sons.When in Australia, he is based in Perth, Western Australia as that is where the national team is based.His present manager is former Test cricketer Stuart MacGill.

Coaching

Dwyer has coached field hockey. In 2011, he coached a junior boys team at the YMCC Coastal City Hockey Club.In February 2011, he ran two clinics for young hockey players at the Joondalup Lakers Hockey Club.

Recognition

Dwyer has been recognised for his hockey play. In 2002, he was honoured by being named the Young Player of the Year by the International Hockey Federation.In 2004 and 2007, he was named the IHF World Player of the Year.In 2007, he was named the Captain of the World Team.In 2011, he was named the international field hockey player of the year. In 2011, he was named in the World All-Star Team. In 2011, he was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport ‘Best of the Best’. On 18 June 2012, Jamie Dwyer was appointed to lead the number one Australian side in London Olympics.