Colin Batch

Colin Batch (born 27 March 1958) is a professional international field hockey coach and former international player from Australia. Batch is the head coach of the Australian Men's national hockey team the Kookaburras following his appointment on Tuesday 6 December 2016. He was the head coach of the New Zealand Men's national hockey team the Black Sticks between 2013 and 2016. Prior to this he was the head coach of the Belgium Men's national hockey team the Red Lions from 2010 to 2012. From 2001 to 2008 he was the assistant coach of the most successful Australian Men's national hockey team the Kookaburras in history. During this era Australia broke their Olympic hoodoo winning the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics as well as bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Silver at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, Gold at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games and gold at the 2005 and 2008 Champions Trophies.

Colin Batch
Personal information
Born (1958-03-27) 27 March 1958 (age 63)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1990 Australia 175 (100)
Teams coached
Years Team
2010–2011 Dragons
2010–2012 Belgium
2012–2016 New Zealand
2017– Australia