Two senior Hockeyroos players, Rachel Lynch and Georgi Morgan, have won an appeal against their withdrawal from the squad in late 2020. However, at this time their involvement in the Tokyo Olympics remains unclear, with new coach Triny Powell still to announce her final squad and needing the agreement of a new selection panel.
Rachael Lynch, the current FIH world goalkeeper of the year, and former Hockeyroos captain Georgie Morgan were dropped from the squad last year as player discontent with non-playing leadership reached a boiling point.
A long wait for Lynch & Morgan
While every member of the selection panel who wanted to fire Lynch and Morgan had left their posts by mid-March, the pair had to wait more than 130 days for the outcome of their appeal. Former coach Paul Gaudoin was the last to go, resigning just hours before a damning independent report found several issues with Hockey Australia and the Hockeyroos climate.
Based on an Article by Anthony Colangelo, The Age