matt dawson


  • Hockey - Men

Quick Facts

Age at Festival
Place of Birth
NSW, Australia
Place of Residence
NSW, Australia
Famous Parents /Siblings
Trish Dawson (mum) 1983/84 Australian Women's Cricket Team

Sport History

Began this sport
When I was 8 years old on the Central Coast
Major results
2012 National Junior Squad, 2012 Sultan of Johor Cup Team, 2012 NSW Australian Hockey League Team
Anthony Thornton
Famous training partners
Simon Orchard, Matthew Butturini and Kieran Govers - 2012 Olympians
Participation in other sports
NSW Golf, Representative Cricket, School level AFL


2013 is the sixth time Australia has hosted this multi-sport Festival utilising the venues and legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.  At the London 2012 Olympic Games 106 athletes, over one-quarter of the Team, had competed at an edition of the AYOF. Olympic gold medallists of the past who came through the Festival include Anna Meares, Sally Pearson (McLellan), Matthew Mitcham, Emma Snowsill and many more.

Location: South of Asia between Indian & Pacific Oceans

AYOF History: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009

2013 Sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball 3x3 (men & women), Canoe/Kayak Sprint & Slalom, Cycling-Track, Diving, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline), Golf, Hockey (men & women), Judo, Rowing, Rugby Sevens (men & women), Shooting, Swimming, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Athletes: 496

Related News

Golden line up of hockey stars for AYOF

The Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams competing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival will be forces to be reckoned with come January. Read more...


Did You Know?

Kim Crow competed on the track at the AYOF before injury halted her promising athletics career. After not winning a medal in Beijing, Crow was the only athlete to compete in two rowing events in London where she won silver and bronze.