Jamie Dwyer.
Jamie Dwyer.

Dwyer aiming for double success

ROCKHAMPTON hockey star Jamie Dwyer is shooting for another Champions Trophy title and world player of the year award in New Zealand this weekend.

The reigning world men's hockey player of the year was yesterday nominated for the prestigious award, along with Kookaburras teammate Eddie Ockenden.

Dwyer is a four-time winner of the award (2004, 2007, 2009, 2010) and has won the award more times than any other player.

For Ockenden, this is the first time he has been nominated, however he was the winner of the 2008 world young player of the year award, a title also won by Dwyer in 2002.

The Australian pair will battle against Dutch superstar Teun de Nooijer (a three-time winner of the award) and Germany's Moritz Furste and their captain Max Muller. Young Kookaburras defender Matthew Swann, from Mackay, has also been nominated for the men's junior player of the year award. The winners will be announced at the Champions Trophy in Auckland on Saturday.


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