Katrina Powell OAM
Katrina was born in Canberra on the 8 April 1972 and started playing Hockey at the age of 8 for St Pat’s Hockey Club.
She played for the Canberra Strikers in the Australian Hockey League since its inception in 1993. Katrina commenced her International representative career in 1993 when she was selected to represent Australia at the Junior World Cup in Barcelona.
Katrina joined her sister Lisa Carruthers in the senior national team when she was selected in 1994. Since then she has represent Australia at three Olympic Games, two Commonwealth games, two world Cups and six Champions Trophy with a career total of 252 games at international level scoring 141 goals. In January 1997 Katrina was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in recognition of the Gold medal win at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Katrina added captaining her country to a major tournament success to an already brilliant career at the Champions Trophy in 2003. She is a speedy striker with an uncanny goal sense and was the top goal scorer at the Sydney 2000 with 120 goals, played her 100th international at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and scored her 100th international goal in New Zealand during the 2001 season, becoming only the third Australian woman to do so. Katrina was also the Australian Hockey League’s leading goal scorer in 2003.
Katrina remains very close to the sport today and coaches at the elite level for Hockey Australia.
1993 – Silver at the Junior World cup in Barcelona
1996 – Gold at the Atlanta Olympic Games
1997 – Gold at the Champions Trophy held in Berlin
1998 – Gold at Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games Gold at the World Cup held in Utrecht.
1999 – Gold at the Champions Trophy held in Brisbane
2000 – Bronze at the Champions Trophy held in Amsterdam and Gold at the Sydney Olympics
2001 – Bronze at the Champions Trophy in Amsterdam
2002 – 4th at the Champions Trophy held in Macau 4th at the World Cup held in Perth
Bronze at the Manchester Commonwealth Games
2003 – Gold at the Champions Trophy held in Sydney
2004 – 5th at the Olympic Games held in Athens.
Born: 8 April 1972