Olympic midfielder Jane-Anne Claxton comes from a family of hockey players – her brother also plays and her dad has coached nationally. Originally from Adelaide, she moved to Perth to train at the Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin. She’s also studying Occupational Therapy.
Here, Claxton speaks about her Olympic dream and the importance of being prepared for life after study.
Rio update, 9 August
The Australian women’s hockey team hasn’t had the start it would’ve liked in Rio, losing their first two games in the pool stage, to Great Britain and the USA respectively. It’s far from over though, and Australia are still to play three more matches in Pool B, against India on Wednesday August 10 (10pm Wednesday 10 August, Perth time), Argentina on Thursday 11 August (5am Friday 12 August, Perth time) and Japan on Saturday August 13 (6.30am Sunday 14 August, Perth time).