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Aran Zalewski

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Aran Zalewski
Personal information
Born (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 30)
Margaret River, Western Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing position Midfielder
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–present Australia 193 (25)
Last updated on: 24 July 2021

Aran Zalewski (born 21 March 1991) is an Australian field hockey player who is the captain of the Australian national team.


He is from Margaret River, Western Australia.[1] he attended Aquinas College in Perth, Western Australia.[2] As a 12- and 13-year-old, he played in the Maragret River South West League.

Field hockey

He is a centre-half.[3] He played junior hockey in Margaret River.[3] As a 12- and 13-year-old, he played in the Maragret River South West League.[3]

He made his state team debut when he was 15 years old.[3]

National team

He participated in a training camp for the first time in October 2011.[3] He had his first call up to the national team in October 2011 in a game against India at the Bunbury Hockey Stadium. He scored a goal in his debut in the 57th minute, a game Australia won 5–0.[3][4]

In December 2011, he was named as one of fourteen players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men's national Olympic development squad. While this squad is not in the top twenty-eight and separate from the Olympic training coach, the Australian coach Ric Charlesworth did not rule out selecting from only the training squad, with players from the Olympic development having a chance at possibly being called up to represent Australia at the Olympics. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.[1] He was named the best player of the 2019 FIH Pro League after Australia won the first edition of the FIH Pro League.[5] In December 2019, he was nominated for the FIH Player of the Year Award.[6]


  1. ^ a b Barrow, Tim (15 December 2011). "Govers on his way to London Games - HOCKEY". Illawarra Mercury. Wollongong, Australia. p. 69. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ Aquinas College (4 July 2018). "Old Aquinians have Rio in their sights". Aquinas College, Perth. Retrieved 4 July 2018.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Tim Carrier (2 November 2011). "Dream national debut for former Margs player - Local News - Sport - Hockey - Augusta Margaret River Mail". Retrieved 13 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Tri-nation tournament: Five-star Australia rout India - Sport - DNA". 31 October 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Australia men win FIH Pro League and reclaim top spot in world rankings". FIH. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Manpreet Singh nominated for FIH Player of the Year award". Lausanne: The Times of India. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
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