Hockey player Kaitlin Nobbs is a defender in the Australian women’s team, the Hockeyroos, and made her Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, she was a member of the Hockeyroos team that won the silver medal.
The sport runs deep in Kaitlin’s blood. Her father Michael Nobbs and mother Lee Capes both represented Australia in Hockey at the Olympics (with Lee winning gold in 1988), as did Kaitlin’s aunt Michelle Hager (nee Lee) and uncle Mark Hager.
As she rose through the junior ranks it didn’t take Kaitlin long to make a name for herself and in 2014 she had her first taste of senior level hockey playing for the former NSW Arrows in the Australian Hockey League. The NSW Graduate athlete then received a call up to the Australia National Women’s Junior Squad and in 2016 debuted first for the junior team, The Jillaroos, and then the senior Australian team, the Hockeyroos, at the 2016 International Hockey Open in Darwin. Later that year Kaitlin and The Jillaroos, came away with a bronze medal at the 2016 Junior World cup in Chile.
From there the young defender became a consistent fixture in the Hockeyroos Team and went on to claim gold at the 2017 Oceania Cup, A silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, silver at the 2018 Champions Trophy and silver at the 2019 FIH Pro League.
Kaitlin will look to bring home her own Olympic medal when she takes to the pitch at Tokyo 2020.