Adam Commens

Adam David Commens (born 6 May 1976) is a former field hockey midfielder from Australia, who was a member of the team that won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He was born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

Adam Commens
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Commens being interviewed at the 2011 Wagga's Greatest Athlete.
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2002 Kuala Lumpur Team
Champions Trophy
Gold medal – first place 1999 Brisbane Team
Silver medal – second place 2001 Rotterdam Team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Amstelveen Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Lahore Team

Commens was nicknamed Billy by his teammates, and earned a total number of 143 caps (20 goals) for Australia.

Commens was named head coach of the Belgium national field hockey team on 4 July 2007. Commens was coach and a key player of the Royal Antwerp Hockey Club (RAHC). His new assistant will be Murray Richards.

Commens became coach of the Australia women's national field hockey team at the start of 2011. His time as Australian coach began in controversy as he dropped five experienced players, Kate Hollywood, Fiona Johnson, Alison Bruce, Shelly Liddelow and Amy Korner, from the national squad.[1]

Since the Rio Olympic Games, Commens has been appointed as the High Performance Director of the Belgian Hockey Federation and won Belgium's first ever World Cup in 2018.


  1. ^ Australian Associated Press (24 January 2011). "Kate Hollywood axed from Hockeyroos squad". Herald Sun. Retrieved 27 January 2011.

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