Livers Aussies Player of the Year for 2005
By TONY WHITE
GRAFTON hockey icon Brent Livermore has been named Hockey Australia 2005 Men's Player of the Year.
It is the fourth occasion the 29-year-old has won the prestigious award that was announced following the Australian Hockey Finals finals in Tasmania last weekend.
"It's awesome, a real nice honour," Livermore said from the Gold Coast yesterday. "I think the Kookaburras coach (Barry Dancer) backed me into it.
"Things just keep getting better and better. I'm inspired to keep doing well.
"As the so called elder statesman in the Kookaburras it's good to continually have new challenges in a number of ways, like my positional change this year.
"I strive hard to meet the challenges. I'm still really enjoying my hockey."
Livermore, OAM, has 221 international caps to his credit and a long list of achievements including winning gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.