Yeah, it was a huge thrill.
Something you never forget.
Something you work a long time
And to actually achieve it
is an amazing feeling
and to share it with,
I think, 15 close mates
was probably the best part.
Oh, it’s probably just evolved
and it’s hopefully becoming
bigger and better.
And, yeah, we got to
world number one ranking now
and sort of trying to assert some sort of
dominance over other teams.
But we’re looking sort of fairly good
and we’ve got a good group going,
so hopefully London’s the ultimate.
Oh, the depth of our group -
we’ve got quite a few very good players
and I think the...vying for positions
in the Olympic team
will ultimately serve us well.
Kookaburras veteran Liam De Young talks about winning gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and how much the Australian hockey team has evolved. De Young talks about Australia's strengths as the number one ranked men's hockey nation.
I always wanted to be an Australian hockey player. My mum has kept a school report card of mine that says exactly that under the heading "what I want to be when I grow up"
Favourite holiday destination
Somewhere relaxing, preferably warm!
1966 Ford Mustang (but with all the luxuries of a modern car)
One thing I couldn't live without
My baby girl Sienna
Don't be afraid to fail
I would spend my last $10 on
$10 on Collingwood to win, if they lose I kind of still win
Best gift you've received
I began this sport
when I was 6 at school
Participation in other sports
Athletics until I was 13, local competition
If you could be another person who would it be?
If I am not training/competing I am
Playing with my daughter
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be