Aussie Sharks

Jarrod Gilchrist

Jarrod Gilchrist

Personal Details

Given name: Jarrod

Family name: Gilchrist

Date of birth: 13/06/90

City of birth: Melbourne, Vic

Height: 190cm

Weight: 93kg

Home town and State: Hurstbridge, Vic

Club/team: Footscray

National League team: UNSW Wests Magpies

International debut: 2009

Playing position: Utility

Handedness: Right

Preferred cap number: 7

Twitter: @gilly_07

Major achievements:

  • Olympic Games: n/a
  • FINA World Championships: 8th, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
  • FINA World League: n/a
  • Other Competitions: 1st, Danube Cup, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2013; 1st, World University Games, Belgrade, 2009; NWPL All Stars team, 2009

General Information

Occupation: Student

Uni Course: Commerce

Institution: Curtin University, WA

Marital status: Single

Age when began competing in your sport: 13

Where did you begin competing: Footscray, Victoria

Any superstitions or rituals before competition: No

Most memorable sporting achievement: Winning the gold medal at the World University Games in Belgrade in 2009

Have you had to come any major adversities in your life/career: Shoulder surgery in December 2010

What made you choose this sport: My father played socially for over 20 years

Who is the most influential person in your sporting career and why: Family because they are always extremely supportive and proud of any and all achievements. They have a genuine positive interest in my sporting career

What are your ambitions both during and after your sporting career: My life ambition is to give everything my best shot so I can say I have no regrets

I dream of: An Olympic gold medal

What is your proudest sporting moment: Winning the gold medal at the World University Games in Belgrade in 2009


Drink: Coffee

Food: Mexican

Movies: Rocky

Songs: Queen, AC/DC, Rolling Stones

Sporting team: Collingwood AFL team

Place to travel for water polo: Italy

Place to travel for pleasure: Thailand

Thing to do on a day off: Movies, lunch or breakfast with mates, surf, poker


Beach / Movie: Beach

Pizza / Salad: Pizza

Rap / Rock: Rock

Summer / Winter: Summer

Drive / Be driven: Drive

Talk / Listen: Listen

Shorts / Jeans: Shorts