Victorian Hockeyroo calls time on international career
Claire Messent’s Career
August 2006 – Makes senior international debut in 2-1 defeat to Argentina in Maryland, USA.
August 2006 – Scores first goal for Australia in 3-0 win over Netherlands in Maryland, USA.
January 2007 – First major international tournament, the Champions Trophy. Hockeyroos finish fourth.
August 2009 – Scores a hat-trick in 16-0 win over Samoa at Oceania Cup, her first of three Oceania Cup tournaments. Hockeyroos finish second.
April 2010 – Represents Australia at World Cup Qualifier, helping Hockeyroos qualify for 2010 World Cup.
October 2011 – Collects second Oceania Cup silver medal.
October 2012 – Helps Hockeyroos to gold at the Champions Challenge, regaining Australia’s place in the Champions Trophy as a result.
June 2013 – Scores against Spain and China as Hockeyroos win World League Semi Final tournament and qualify for 2014 World Cup.
October 2013 – Wins Oceania Cup, scoring against Samoa and Papua New Guinea and in the final shoot-out against New Zealand. Australia’s first Oceania Cup title since 2005.
December 2013 – Helps Hockeyroos to World League grand final, their fourth major final in 14 months. Australia lose 5-1 to Netherlands, collecting the silver medal.
February 2014 – Injures ankle ruling her out for three months and rendering her unavailable for World Cup selection.
September 2014 – HV Women’s Premier League Grand Final – Captain of the premiership winning Hawthorn team
September 2014 – Tears hamstring resulting in another three months out and rendering her unavailable for Champions Trophy selection.
March 2015 – Retires from international hockey.