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- Hero / Most Admired Athlete:
- Date of birth:
4 October 1995
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- Home Club:
Doncaster Hockey Club
- Olympic / Paralympic History:
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
- Sporting Highlights:
Joshua Simmonds grew up playing and competing in hockey, representing his home state of Victoria.
He made his junior international debut in 2015 at the Sultan of Johor Cup, playing in the U21 team and finishing in fifth. In 2016, he went onto to represent Australia at the Junior World Cup.
At just 20-years-old Josh scored in three games for the Victoria Vikings on their way to the 2017 AHL (Australia Hockey League) gold medal over the WA Thundersticks. His performance in this game confirmed he was certainly one to watch.
Simmonds made his senior international debut in 2018, playing a test match against Argentina held in Darwin. Later in the year, the defender was named to the 2019 Kookaburras squad and has continued to represent the team since.
In 2019, the 25-year-old won gold at the FIH Pro League Final in The Netherlands, following a 3-2 win over Belgium.
Josh will be making his Olympic debut in Tokyo 2021, competing in the men’s hockey event.
- Australian Olympic Team