Andrew Charter

“Setting goals and planning for the future has always been at the forefront for me. That’s why I am proud to be aligned with Osteoporosis Australia’s Healthy Bones Australia campaign. My plan is to be strong and active for as long as possible and I hope to share this strong bones message with all Australians.”  

 

Andrew’s start to his hockey career has been described as accidental. Having played soccer and baseball as a child Andrew was roped in to fill in on the field for an under 13 boys team that his sister was coaching. Thankfully he hasn’t stopped playing since and chose to become a goalkeeper a year into his career.

With 84 caps, in an international career spanning only 4 years, 2014 saw Andrew at the Commonwealth Games and Hockey World Cup, where the team won Gold for Australia.

Always investing is his future; Andrew graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with an oil and gas major.  He dedicated seven years to studying to pave a pathway for when hockey is no longer an option.

Andrew’s goal keeping helmet is also a star on the field. Kookaburra fans will be well aware of his Australian designed goalkeeping helmet that features a boxing kangaroo at the 2014 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and World Cup. Keep an eye out for Andrews’ 2015 design, which now features the Osteoporosis Australia logo. 

Australian Hockey Goal Keeper and World Champion