Ben Taylor

Ben grew up in Canberra and played hockey with United Hockey Club from the age of four. Ben progressed through the ACT junior representative teams before playing as a mid-fielder for the Canberra Lakers in the National Hockey League/Australian Hockey League between 1994 and 2006, and again in 2008. Ben gained selection to the Australian U/21 side in 1996 and 1997. In 1997 he was an integral member Australia’s first winning Junior World Cup team in Milton Keynes, England. Impressing selectors during the Canberra Lakers second placing in the 1998 Australian Hockey League Ben further advanced his playing career that year. His contribution to the Laker’s result and was rewarded with a position in the senior Australian squad. He made his international debut at the 1998 Champions Trophy Tournament in Lahore, Pakistan. 83 international games, scoring 15 goals. Ben capped his best 12 months in international hockey with a silver medal at the 2001 Champions Trophy Tournament (Rotterdam), and a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. Participation in International Tournaments: Champions Trophy 2001 Rotterdam 2nd 1998 Lahore 3rd 2002 Cologne 5th Commonwealth Games 2002 Manchester 1st Azlan Shah 2004 Kuala Lumpur 1st 2001 Kuala Lumpur 3rd 6 Nation Invitational Tournament 2002 Kuala Lumpur 2nd Junior World Cup   HOCKEY Born: 22 March 1976 Inducted: 2011   Full Member