MCGURK Kobie < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 20 Aug 1985 in Collie, AUS
Height1.68 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Education, Sports Science - Edith Cowan University/University of Western Australia: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey at primary school.
Why this sport? Her mother and both her sisters played so she followed in their footsteps.
Club / Team Western Australia Diamonds: Australia
Name of coach Jason Butcher [club], Adam Commens [national]
Coach from which country? Australia
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Australia
Opponent Canada
Tournament Exhibition Match
General Interest
Nicknames Kobes (voodoo-hockey.com.au, 23 Nov 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, and competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)
Most influential person in career Her family. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)
Hero / Idol Australian rules football player Chris Judd, and Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)
Injuries She required reconstructive surgery to her knee, after suffering an injury in an Australian Hockey League [AHL] match in October 2012. She returned to action a year later. (heraldsun.com.au, 27 Oct 2012; Hockey Australia, 08 Oct 2013)

Stress fractures in her foot stopped her competing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (perthnow.com.au, 05 Feb 2011)

She tore her right quadricep during speed training in 2005 and fractured the fifth metatarsal in her left foot during a club game in Perth, WA, Australia in 2007. She also seriously injured her knee playing for her club in 2009. (olympics.org.au, 17 Aug 2010, theage.com.au, 18 Apr 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She always puts her left shoe on first. (hockey.org.au, 03 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Quality, intensity, intent and purpose equals performance." (Athlete, 03 Jul 2011)
Awards and honours She was selected in the 2011 International Hockey Federation [FIH] All-Star team. (hockey.org.au, 09 Jan 2012)
Other sports She has represented Western Australia in athletics. (sallycarbon.com.au, 31 Mar 2010)
Famous relatives Her grandmother Louise Holmes played hockey for Australia. (olympics.com.au, 17 Aug 2010)