"Hi my name is Anna Flanagan but more commonly known as Flanno. I am 21 years old and a member of the Australian Women's Hockey team- the Hockeyroos! Thanks for visiting my site. Feel free to contact me through the Contact Me page, or send me some Fan Mail through my forum."
In 2013 Anna Flanagan was named Hockey’s World Young Player of the Year. Anna became only the third Australian woman to receive this prestigious award since its inception. Anna’s already impressive international resume, which dates back only four years, will show that by the end of 2013 Anna will also have attended an Olympic Games, a second Junior World Cup, will have been part of a team that won a Champion Challenge series, the World League Three series, qualified for a World Cup and won a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal while accumulating around 100 tests and 15 goals for her country. Although playing predominantly as a defender, Anna has become a scoring threat with the drag flick and is developing into an athletic player who threatens with both pass and run. Her recent success comes as no surprise to those who have seen her grow in the Australian hockey system. In 2008 Anna was named Player of the Tournament at the Australian Under 18 championships, in 2010 Anna was named Player of the Tournament at the Australian Under 21 championships and in 2012 Anna was named Player of the Australian Hockey League.
Off the field Anna’s become the recognisable face of the game of hockey within Australia and around the world. She is an ambassador for the game and is fast becoming one of the most sought after identities in the sport. While being a committed full time athlete Anna has somehow managed to find the time to complete her journalism degree and squeeze in opportunities to work in the media and as an ambassador for a range of community programs and activities.
Anna continues to chase the dream and refuses to believe she’s achieved enough. She continues to reset her goals in her search for the perfect game. Already 2013 has been a significant year, but 2014 represents a new opportunity and new challenges. With the Commonwealth Games and a World Cup at the top of the list Anna will continue to ask more of herself and take her game to a new place.