Michael York (field hockey)
|Men's Field Hockey|
|Competitor for Australia|
|Silver||1992 Barcelona||Team Competition|
|Bronze||1996 Atlanta||Team Competition|
|Bronze||2000 Sydney||Team Competition|
|Gold||1999 Brisbane||Team Competition|
Michael John York (born October 16, 1967 in Tamworth, NSW) is a former field hockey defender from Australia, who participated in four Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1988. From 1992 on, at each appearance the skilled veteran won a medal.
York, nicknamed Yorky by his team mates, was the captain of the team in the 1990s. During his international career, he read the play exceptionally well, according to the experts. He represented Australia furthermore at three Hockey World Cups (1990, 1994, and 1998) and in ten Champions Trophy tournaments. He retired after playing 279 international matches for his native country.
York is a life member of the Australian National University Field Hockey Team, the ANU Rats, and has coined the phrase "Its a simple game" generally yelling it in frustration at players. He famously went 'missing' from national hockey commitments for a couple of weeks following his attendance at an ANU Rats social function designed to expand club members understanding of the culture of Russia and the field hockey presence there.
|Australia Men's Field Hockey Team - 1996 Olympic Games|
Mark Hager | Stephen Davies | Baeden Choppy | Lachlan Elmer | Stuart Carruthers | Grant Smith | Damon Diletti | Lachlan Dreher | Brendan Garard | Paul Gaudoin | Paul Lewis | Matthew Smith | Jay Stacy | Daniel Sproule | Ken Wark | Michael York | Head Coach: Frank Murray