DOERNER Luke < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 23 Aug 1979 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.93 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Belinda
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Office Worker
Higher education Recreation Management
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He played his first game for the Altona Hockey Club at age 13 in Melbourne, Australia.
Why this sport? He was coaxed into playing hockey to make up the numbers for the junior team at the Altona Hockey Club.
Club / Team Victoria Vikings: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Jay Stacy [club], Ric Charlesworth [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Australia
Tournament Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Location Malaysia
General Interest
Nicknames Doerner (hockey.org.au, 30 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Fishing and travel. (VIS, 19 Jan 2006)
Most influential person in career His parents. (AIS, 19 Jan 2006)
Hero / Idol Australian cricketer Shane Warne and Australian basketball player Andrew Gaze. (hockey.org.au, 21 Nov 2007)
Injuries He underwent hip surgery in early 2011. Just before he was set to make his return to the Australian team, he suffered a toe injury which delayed his return by another two weeks. (voodoo-hockey.com.au, 24 Nov 2011)

He suffered from chronic hamstring pain for two years before finally deciding to undergo surgery in 1999 and was out of action for 10 months. He was then forced to undergo a second operation as he was still suffering pain in his leg, forcing him to spend another year on the sidelines. (lukedoerner.com, 21 Nov 2007)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He doesn't wash his uniform if the team is winning. (hockey.org.au, 27 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You only get out what you put in." (VIS, 19 Jan 2006)
Ambitions To win an Olympic gold medal. (hockey.org.au, 27 Jan 2010)
Other information CHARITY WORK
He volunteers for the Starlight Children's Foundation at Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth, Australia. (hockey.org.au, 30 Aug 2010)

LIFESAVER
He is a surf lifesaver. (hockey.org.au, 30 Aug 2010)