RIVERS Megan < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 10 Oct 1980 in Bowral, AUS
Height1.64 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Consultant
Languages English
Higher education Exercise Science - University of Sydney: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She played her first game at age nine for the Moss Vale Hockey Club.
Why this sport? She was encouraged to play hockey by her grandmother. She was inspired to give the sport a go professionally after watching the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney as a volunteer.
Club / Team NSW Arrows: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Adam Commens [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for Australia
Location Korea
General Interest
Nicknames Snowy, Nanny Rivs (hockey.org.au, 03 Jul 2011)
Hobbies Going to the beach, watching bands, shopping and spending time with friends. (Athlete, 31 July 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (ausport.gov.au, 10 Apr 2012)
Injuries She was plagued by injuries at different times throughout 2010 and 2011. (hockey.org.au, 22 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You get what you work for, not what you wish for." (hockey.org.au, 18 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours She received the 2009 Vocation Award from the Australian Institute of Sport. (ausport.gov.au, 01 Jun 2010)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (hockey.org.au, 03 Jul 2011)
Other information DOUBLE
She has represented Australia in both indoor and outdoor World Cups. She played indoors in Australia in 2007, and turned out for the Hockeyroos outdoors in 2010. (olympics.com.au, 11 Oct 2011)