Sport

Jason Wilson scores hockey gold for Kingscliff

Jason Wilson is a Aussie hockey player. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Jason Wilson is a Aussie hockey player. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

AUSTRALIAN hockey player Jason Wilson's dreams of dominating the hockey field have come true.

The Kingscliff boy and his team walked away from the Champions Trophy tournament in Melbourne with gold, for the third year in a row, on Sunday.

"It's a pretty big deal," he said.

"We played in front of a massive crowd and with a newish team so it was really good to win."

The Australia men's national field hockey team aka the Kookaburras have won 13 Champions Trophies since the competitions inception in 1978.

Throughout the 10 days of competition the Kookaburras won six games straight

Next year is also looking like a massive one for the 25-year-old athlete who has just been announced as part of the 2013 national squad.

"Early next year I'll be moving back to Perth and then will head to India," he said.

On December 17 Wilson will find out what team has bid on him for the Hockey India League, which is an identical concept to cricket's Indian Premier League.

Wilson said he'd love the opportunity to play for the big crows of at least 20,000 spectators at each game.

"It's pretty alive," he said.

With 15 years of playing experience under his belt Wilson said it would not have been possible without his mum.

"She played a bit part in it all," he said.

Topics:  hockey kingscliff



Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

THE last season of GoT finally uttered the words we’ve been waiting six seasons to hear and now that the weather has cooled down in Brisbane, “winter is here.”

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Hayne key to Blues success

Jarrad Hayne at NSW State of Origin training at Cudgen Leagues Club, Kingscliff.

"He's a lot calmer; I think he's at peace with himself”

North Coast shark nets trial ends early

NSW Department of Primary Industries staff and contractors start to remove the shark nets as part of the Far North Coast trial.

The nets will be removed this week.

How romantic weekend getaway ended in tragedy

Jess Murray, 33, was tragically killed in a boating accident. Photo: Facebook.

33-year-old never made it to the island resort

Local Partners

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

THE convicted drug smuggler is back on Australian soil and in hiding, but Gladstone could soon be on her radar.

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

Sally Skelton and Bojesse Pigram pictured after their battle performance on The Voice.

Sunshine Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!