In 1993, at the age of nine, Tim Deavin followed the family tradition of playing hockey with Tamar Churinga. His career almost ended prematurely in 1999 when he suffered a depressed skull fracture.
From the St Leonards Hockey Centre main stand named after his grandfather, Tim was to enjoy a successful seven-year international career and 138 caps.
Tim debuted with the Kookaburras in May 2010, including a period as Captain.
Success with the Kookaburras included winning the Champions Trophy Gold (2010, 2011 and 2016) and Bronze 2014, winning World Cup Gold 2014, World League Gold in 2014, World League Gold at the two tournaments in 2015, and Silver in 2013; and the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Gold (2011 and 2013) and Bronze in 2012.
Tim represented Australia at two Olympic Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) winning bronze with the Kookaburras in London in 2012.
Tim was President and instrumental in setting up the Hockey Players Association for the Australian team.