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Dianne Gorman is an Australian Hockey Champion.

Dianne represented Australia 72 times between 1972 and 1981 and was a member of every NSW and national team during that time. She was chosen as captain of the International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations world team after the 1979 world titles. The world team competed at a golden jubilee tournament in Scotland in 1980, commemorating 100 years of hockey in the United Kingdom.

In 1980, she captained the Australia team that toured the United States undefeated, and was selected as captain of the Australian team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The Olympic team did not complete due to the political boycott of the games.

In 1981 Gorman captained the Australian team to the World Cup in Argentina.

Dianne was a state coach and selector, and national captain and selector, and her achievements and contributions to hockey were recognised when she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1986.

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