About Us

Jamie Dwyer and Mark Knowles from the 2004 Olympic gold medal winning ‘Kookaburras’ hockey team, started their own coaching business in January 2008 to give back to hockey and provide hockey players throughout the World with life long memories and hockey knowledge. The numbers 1 and 9 represent their shirt numbers in the Australian team. Jamie has been in the Kookaburras team since 2001 and has been voted as the World Hockey Player of the Year a record 5 times in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and World Cup player of the tournament in 2006. Jamie’s performances and longevity in the game have seen him recognised as an icon of world sport. Mark is the captain of the highly successful Kookaburras team and was voted as the World Player of the Year in 2014. An amazing personal year for Mark which included winning the World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medals along with the World Cup Player of the Tournament and Commonwealth Games closing ceremony flag bearer for team Australia. Between the 2 of them they have amassed over 600 international matches including Olympic, Commonwealth and World Cup gold medals.

After winning Olympic, World Cup and Commonwealth Gold Medals, feeling the heartbreak of losing a World Cup final and enjoying the life of a professional hockey player in Holland, Spain and India they now have a better understanding of what is needed to bring hockey to a higher level in Australia. From their experiences overseas they have learnt that young people benefit greatly from coaching clinics given by National Team players.

Hockey in Australia is a very popular sport with 140,000 registered players. 1&9 Coaching Clinics work with 9 to 18 year olds, along with some specialised open age clinics and over the first 5 years of clinics they have attracted amazing attention from the quality of the coaching they provide, the time they spend with the young players giving interviews, signatures and their honest and approachable attitude. Jamie and Mark through 1&9 Coaching have run clinics all throughout Australia over these 5 years and continue to lead the way in advanced, skills based training session for young players.

Hockey is a great sport, however does not always attract the attention it deserves. By running these clinics, they will not only attract a lot more attention and media towards hockey but it will also get the children of the sport more involved than ever before. Jamie and Mark have learnt so much from their experiences with hockey and they see this as an opportunity to broaden players knowledge of the sport and hopefully give something back to hockey in Australia. They endeavour to enthuse the children about hockey and help them realise that their dreams can come true just like Jamie and Mark’s did.

We look forward to seeing you at a 1&9 Coaching clinic in your city very soon.

Mark Knowles

  • DOB
  • Position
  • International Matches
  • International Goals
  • Kookaburras Shirt Number
  • International Debut
  • 10-3-1984
  • Defender
  • 265
  • 22
  • 9
  • Azlan Shah Cup, 10th January 2004

Major International Tournaments:

  • Olympic Games 2012 London (Bronze)
  • Olympic Games 2008 Beijing (Bronze)
  • Olympic Games 2004 Athens (Gold)
  • World Cup 2014 The Hague (Gold)
  • World Cup 2010 New Delhi (Gold)
  • World Cup 2006 Mochengladbach (Silver)
  • Champions Trophy 2012 Melbourne (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2011 New Zealand (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2010 Mochengladbach (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2009 Melbourne (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2008 Rotterdam (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2007 Kuala Lumpur (Silver)
  • Champions Trophy 2006 Terrassa (4th)
  • Champions Trophy 2005 Chennai (Gold)
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow (Gold)
  • Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi (Gold)
  • Commonwealth Games 2006 Melbourne (Gold)

  • AHL Team: OAMPS Queensland Blades
  • AHL Shirt Number: 9
  • Hometown: Rockhampton, QLD

Awards

  • World Young Player of the Year 2007
  • FIH World All Stars Team 2007, 2009; 2014
  • World Cup Player of the Tournament
  • Commonwealth Games closing ceremony flag bearer 2014
  • World Player of the Year 2014

  • AHL Team: Queensland Blades
  • AHL Shirt Number: 1
  • Hometown: Rockhampton

Jamie Dwyer

  • DOB
  • Position
  • International Matches
  • International Goals
  • Kookaburras Shirt Number
  • Australian Debut
  • 12 March 1979
  • Midfield/Striker
  • 341
  • 222
  • 1
  • 2001

Major International Tournaments:

  • Olympic Games 2012 London (Bronze)
  • Olympic Games 2008 Beijing (Bronze)
  • Olympic Games 2004 Athens (Gold)
  • World Cup 2014 The Hague (Gold)
  • World Cup 2010 New Delhi (Gold)
  • World Cup 2006 Mochengladbach (Silver)
  • Champions Trophy 2012 Melbourne (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2011 New Zealand (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2010 Mochengladbach (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2009 Melbourne (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2008 Rotterdam (Gold)
  • Champions Trophy 2007 Kuala Lumpur (Silver)
  • Champions Trophy 2006 Terrassa (4th)
  • Champions Trophy 2005 Chennai (Gold)
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow (Gold)
  • Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi (Gold)
  • Commonwealth Games 2006 Melbourne (Gold)

Awards:

  • World Player of the Year 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007 and 2004
  • World Young Player of the Year 2002
  • FIH World All Stars Team 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006

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