A Little About Luke Doerner

My field hockey career consisted of playing 178 games for the Australian Men’s Hockey team Kookaburras where I scored 114 goals and nearly all of these goals were from my drag flick.

I was lucky enough to win with the Kookaburras 5 Champions Trophies:

1 x World Cup Gold
1 x World Cup Silver,
2 x Commonwealth Games Gold,
1 x Olympic Bronze.

I also played professionally in Holland for Bloemendaal Hockey Club where we won the championship in 2006 . Also played for three season with Laren Mixed Hockey club.

I retired in 2012 and worked as head drag flick coach for four years with the Australian national field hockey sides both with the men’s Kookaburras and women’s Hockeyroos.

During the last two years I have been head drag flick coach for the Belgium national men Belgium Red Lions & women’s Belgium Red Panther field hockey team.


I am currently head Coach of the Tasmanian Tigers Women’s side in the Hockey 1 Competition.

My Coaching success teaching the

Drag Flick

Over the past 7 years I have been fortunate to coach a wide range of talented field hockey players. The core group I have worked with to develop their drag flick are from Australia Hockeyroos -Jodie Kenny, Anna Flanagan,Georgina Morgan and Madison Fitzpatrick. The Kookaburras- Chris Ciriello, Blake Govers, Jeremy Hayward and Glenn Simpson. The Belgium Red Lions- Alexander Hendrickx,Tom Boon and Loick Luypaert Belgium Red Panthers- Joanne Peeters, Stephanie Vanden Borre and Louise Versave. The major successes for myself over this period has been the last two Hockey World Cup victories, with Chris Ciriello & Alexander Hendrickx being top goalscorers and pivotal in their sides respective victories.

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