Lachlan Sharp is a midfielder with the Australian men’s hockey team the Kookaburras.
Hailing from Lithgow in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Lachlan grew up playing for his local club and at 13 joined Ryde Hockey Club – along with his dad who took up a coaching role. Both father and son would make the long commute from Lithgow to Sydney and back three times a week. The dedication and sacrifice would pay off with Lachlan working his way onto the Australian U21 team for the 2016 Hockey Junior World Cup in India where the Australians finished fourth.
After getting the call up to the senior squad, Lachlan made his debut for the Kookaburras at the 2017 World League Final in India and brought home a gold medal. A few months later Lachlan scored the winning goal for Australia in the final of the 2018 Azlan Shah Cup before being named in the squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, where he would add another gold medal to the cabinet. Lachlan and the Kookaburras claimed the 2018 Champions Trophy in The Netherlands.
The gold medals continued for Lachlan into 2019 with the Kookaburras winning the inaugural FIH Pro League and then with NSW Pride as they claimed the inaugural Hockey One competition.