Anna Flanagan

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Ritual Hockey - Athlete: Anna Flanagan

Anna's Ritual

I prepare the same each game, going through the team goals and then my individual goals in my head. I do this on the bus with headphones in listening to music; this is my quiet time. Once at the field I like to sing and dance to get pumped up with the girls and ready to go! If I am feeling lethargic I'll have half a Redbull to give me that extra kick. I also wear a yellow ribbon in my hair for goodluck and have done my whole career! 

Position Teams Height Born Recent Highlights

Australian National

WASPS Club Perth

1.8 M

5 ft 9 in

January 8, 1992


  • World Cup Silver Medalist 2014
  • Champions Trophy Silver Medalist 2014
  • FIH Young Player of the Year 2012
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist 2010 & 2014

Notes from the field

I started playing hockey when I was 4 years old as my whole family played. My dad coached me until I was 18 and in the national squad. At one point I was playing with my mum and sister in the same team. I played with the Australian under 21's when I was 15 and then I was picked in the national squad when I was 17 (still at school). I moved across the country a year after school to train with the national squad and have been playing for the Hockeyroos ever since!    

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