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Brooke Peris becomes most capped First Nations Australian Hockey Player

Published Mon 22 Apr 2024

Territorian Brooke Peris, one of our proudest Australian representatives reached a significant milestone last night by earning her 200th International Cap for the Hockeyroos. This accomplishment solidifies the Territory Stinger’s position among the sport's elite and notably distinguishes her as the sole First Nations Australian to achieve 200 games in either the men's or women's National sides. 

Making her debut in 2013 against Japan in Perth, Brooke has now marked over a decade of dedication to the sport, culminating in her reaching the 200-game milestone on the same turf where she first began her international journey. 

Joining the ranks with only 26 other players who have achieved this impressive feat, Brooke's achievement is truly remarkable. As she gears up for her third Olympics this year in Paris, her double century of caps stands as a testament to her skill, determination, and enduring contribution to Australian hockey. 

Hailing from Darwin and the Nightcliff Tigers, Brooke has left an incredible mark on Northern Territory Hockey and the broader sporting community. Her family's strong sporting legacy, epitomized by the respected Peris name, further solidifies her significance within the sporting landscape of the Top End. 

Brooke Captained the Hockeyroos in a come from behind 2-2 draw to China last night in the Perth International Festival of Hockey and will front up again against China on Wednesday night.