Hockey player Blake Govers is a member of the Australian national hockey team, the Kookaburras, playing in the position of forward. He made his Commonwealth Games debut at the 2022 Birmingham Games, winning a gold medal as a member of the Kookaburras who have won the gold medal seven times at the Commonwealth Games.
Blake, from Albion Park in Shellharbour, NSW, rose through the ranks of local and state hockey and was named in the Australian men’s under-21 for the 2013 Junior World Cup. In 2015 he scored on debut for the Kookaburras at the Hobart International Challenge. After an impressive performance for the Kookaburras at the 2015 World League where he was awarded top goal scorer of the tournament, Blake was selected to the Kookaburras squad for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Kookaburras secured a top six finish in Rio.
In 2018, Blake was part of the World Cup bronze medal winning team, where he was joint top scorer. In 2019 he continued his medal successes helping Australia to gold at both the FIH Pro League in Amstelveen and Oceania Cup in Rockhampton. After his successful playing year he was nominated for the FIH Rising Star of the Year Award.
In 2019, Blake was a member of the NSW Pride team that took out the inaugural Hockey One competition. He has played abroad for Wimbledon Hockey Club and Bloemendaal in the Netherlands.
Blake was selected to his second Australian Olympic Team for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The Kookaburras faced off against Belgium in the gold medal match where the score was deadlocked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time, forcing the match into a penalty shootout. Belgium finished 3-2 ahead in the shootout to claim the gold medal, with the Kookaburras taking the silver. Blake was the highest goal scorer for the Kookaburras at Tokyo 2020 with a total of seven goals.