James Elmer

James "Jimmy" Andrew Elmer (born 8 May 1971[1] in Melbourne, Victoria) is a former field hockey striker from Australia, who was a member of the team that won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney

James Elmer
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's Field Hockey
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team Competition
Champions Trophy
Gold medal – first place 1999 Brisbane Team Competition

He was nicknamed Jimmy by his teammates. Elmer made his senior debut for The Kookaburras in 1993. He played in every Champions Trophy since 1991, but always missed "the big ones", until the Sydney Games. There he finished his career after 102 international matches, in which he scored 30 goals.

James is currently captain for Doncaster in the Victorian Masters League A grade division. His team suffered a 5–4 loss to the Hawthorn Hockey Club in the 2012 grand final following extra time in a penalty goal shoot-out. James took the 4th of 5 penalties for his team, which was saved by the Hawthorn keeper Corey Blake.


  1. ^ "Jimmy Elmer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

The Doncaster Master A team was going for its 6th consecutive premiership, an all-time record in this competition. They won the B grade competition in 2006 scoring over 100 goals and went on to win the next 5 premierships of which James Elmer was a member of the last 2.