Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Mr Wayne Thornton (1976)

Wayne began playing hockey with the Camberwell Hockey Club at the age of 5, following in the footsteps of his father Keith, who represented Australia in 1948.

Wayne was selected for, and captained Victoria at every age group – Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 21. At the age of 17, in 1977, he was selected for the Victorian Hockey Team. In 1980 he was selected for Australia, and in 1984 he toured Europe with the Australian Indoor Hockey Team.

Wayne and his father Keith, were the first father and son to represent Australia in hockey.

After retiring from national and local competition in the mid 80’s due to business commitments, Wayne relocated to Hong Kong with the Amcor group. He immediately became involved with the local hockey community, which led to him being appointed as coach of the Hong Kong National Squad.