Kath Partridge


Goalkeeper Kathleen Partridge enjoyed her finest moment in sport when she won a gold medal with the Hockeyroos in Seoul. A fast, skilled keeper with excellent technical skills, Partridge was a mainstay of Australia’s defence as it emerged as one of the greatest teams in the world. She was also a respected leader, serving as vice-captain in Barcelona when the team placed fifth. After 1992, Partridge turned her attention to coaching, becoming one of the most astute goalkeeping coaches in the world. She was part of the coaching staff of the Hockeyroos’ gold medal teams in 1996 and 2000 and has written a popular book about playing as keeper. 

Olympic Results

1992 Barcelona

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries Group A - AUS V CAN HT: 0-0, Goals: Tooth, Haslam CAN 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Group A - AUS V GER HT: 0-0 GER 0-1 Loss
Preliminaries Group A - ESP V AUS HT: 1-0 ESP 1-0 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 3-0, Goals: Hager, Pereira 3, Hawkes NZL 5-1 Win
Classification 5-6 HT: 0-0, Goals: Annan, Powell L NED 2-0 Win
Final Placing 5 / 8

1988 Seoul

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V FRG HT: 0-0, Goals: Bowman FGR 1-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 02 - AUS V CAN HT: 0-1, Goals: Bowman CAN 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 06 - AUS V KOR HT: 4-3, Goals: Clement, Bowman, Pereira 3 KOR 5-5 Draw
Semi Final HT: 1-1, Goals: Tooth, Patmore 2 HOL 2-3 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 0-0, Goals: Bowman, Capes L KOR 2-0 Win
Final Placing 1 / 8