Reid has skills to lead Kookaburras to more success
04 Sep 2014
The AIS has congratulated Graham Reid on his appointment as the new head coach of the Australian men’s hockey team.
Hockey Australia announced Reid would replace Ric Charlesworth who coached the Kookaburras to international success including World Cups, Champion’s Trophies and Commonwealth Games gold medals between 2009 and 2014.
AIS Director Matt Favier said Reid, who had been an assistant coach for the Kookaburras, would be a capable leader in a new era for the team.
“Graham has excellent credentials as a player, earning 130 international caps, and coach, having been an understudy to an Australian sporting legend in Ric Charlesworth,” Favier said.
“Graham also has the leadership and elite level playing background to continue the success of the Kookaburras. The AIS looks forward to giving Graham and Hockey Australia the support needed to keep the nation a top international competitor.”
Reid was an inaugural member of the AIS hockey program established in 1984 in Perth and was an AIS scholarship holder from 1984–87 to 1990–92.