Veteran Hockeyroo, dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and World Cup silver medallist, Rachael Lynch has played in over 200 games for Australia. After some 10 years in the senior squad Rachael Lynch got her chance to play in her maiden Olympics in Rio 2016 as the Australian goal keeper.
Born in Melbourne, Lynch took up hockey after being selected in the primary schools state team. She competed in the 2005 Junior World Cup in Chile before making her international senior team debut at the 2006 Champions Trophy in the Netherlands. In 2014 she was awarded goalkeeper of the tournament at the World Cup and then nominated for International Goalkeeper of the year. In 2018 she was again nominated for the award after a successful Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast ( Silver) and World Cup in London (4th).
Off the field Lynch works as a registered nurse, runs STOMP Goalkeeping and is very active in the mental health space as an ambassador for RUOK? Day.