BRENT LIVERMORE OAM
Born: July 5, 1976
Hometown / State: Grafton, NSW
Brent Livermore represents a long line of dominant midfielders to grace the Kookaburra’s jersey. He has won two medals for Australia in men’s hockey, including bronze in Sydney 2000 and gold in Athens 2004.
From northern New South Wales, the midfielder was one of the stars of the Athens team which finally secured Australia its first gold medal in men’s hockey after 48 years of trying. With the scores tied 1-1 in the final against the Netherlands, a Jamie Dwyer goal in the eighth minute of extra time sealed the famous victory. It was sweet revenge for Livermore. In Sydney, Australia lost its semi-final to the Dutch in a penalty shoot-out when Livermore’s shot was saved. The team rebounded to win the bronze medal 6-3 against Pakistan. Livermore played 317 games for the Kookaburras.
He was first selected to play for Australia in 1997 and was awarded the Kookaburras player of the year award in 2001. He has also been nominated twice (2002, 2005) in the FIH Player of the Year awards.
Brent is currently a NSW Institute of Sport Head Coach and a National Training Coach, which has allowed him to work closely with our top NSW players at an elite level for some time now.