Kaitlin Nobbs represented Australia in hockey at the 2020 Olympic Games and was a member of the 2018 Commonwealth Games team, claiming a silver medal in the women’s event. She also claimed silver in the 2018 Champions Trophy and 2019 FIH Pro League.
For Kaitlin Nobbs, hockey is a part of her DNA with the sport playing a major role in her family history. Her mother, Lee Capes, is a Hockeyroo gold medallist from the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. While her father, Michael Nobbs, represented Australia at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and coached the Indian team at the London 2012 Olympics.
A talented player herself, Kaitlin was selected to play at the 2016 Junior World Cup where Australia claimed the bronze medal. The midfielder rose to the senior ranks that same year, making her Hockeyroos debut in May 2016 at the International Hockey Open in Darwin.
The 23-year-old claims watching her mum and auntie play for Australia to be her biggest inspiration and draws on their experiences of being on the Hockeyroos team.