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With the Adrenaline Women versus Brisbane Goannas, 2014. Courtesy Frank Kutsche.


October 11th 1989
Adelaide SA Australia

AWIHL Adelaide Assassins, AWIHL Adelaide Adrenaline, ACAC Mount Royal University Cougars (Canada), AWIHL Brisbane Goannas

McKowen Trophies
2006 to 2010, 2012

World Championships
2005, '07, '08, '11, '12 Ice Hockey

Best Forward, IIHF World Championships, 2007 and 2011

BORN OCTOBER 11TH, 1989 in Adelaide Australia, she started rollerblading when she was eight years-old, graduated to inline hockey, then at fourteen made the transition to ice hockey, playing with the boys up until Bantam age and for South Australia’s women’s hockey team. Still in her rookie year, she seized an opportunity to participate in an IIHF development camp in Finland.

At 16, she joined the Adelaide Assassins in the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL); a 5-foot pocket rocket at Right Wing. Under coach John Botterill, she was a key contributor for her team and state in five straight AWIHL Championships — 2006 to 2010 — then again in 2012 with the Adelaide Adrenaline women. She was top point scorer 3 years running and in 2008, her final year of high school, she was honoured with the Caltex All-rounder Youth Award, in recognition of her contribution to school and community.

She first represented Australia in the National Women's Team in 2005 in South Africa under Coach Kathy Berg. Berg provided her with the opportunity to train at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Canada. She worked with some of the Canadian Women’s Olympic and National Team players while still a junior, learning the benefits of off-ice training. She represented Australia four more times under Coach Rocky Padgen (2007, '08, '11 and '12).

She was Best Forward at the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Sheffield, England; and again at the IIHF World Championships 2011 in Newcastle, Australia. "For Team Australia, 2007 was a great year for us as we won gold against the Poms in their own country at the IIHF World Championships".

Among her career highlights was playing in Canada for Mount Royal University Cougars in the 2010-11 season, arranged through an acquaintance who played for and coached with the University's Head Coach, Scott Rivett. She was one of the league's top scorers after the first 3 months and seventh in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Her six goals and two assists in ten games "helped support the reigning ACAC champions to a spectacular undefeated record through the first ten games of the season".

In 2012-13 she joined the Brisbane Goannas as player and co-coach with Tamra Jones, a mentor and major influence throughout her career. She also worked with Jones on the support staff of the U18 Australian Women’s Team. She retired from the AWIHL in 2015 after returning to the Adelaide Adrenaline, but continues to play.

01. Historical Notes

02. Citation Details

Ross Carpenter, 'Farrier, Natasha (1989 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia,, accessed online .

03. Select Bibliography

[1] From down under to Rocky Mountain High, Article, Fred Cheney, Mount Royal University Calgary, Nov 25th 2010
[2] Interview, Craig Tonks (Hewitt Sports, Melbourne, Feb 2013).

04. Citations
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Natasha Farrier

Adelaide, 2008.

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On right with the Adrenaline women

And Rylie Padjen, Adelaide, 2008.

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With the Australian Champions

Adelaide Assassins, Adelaide, 2008. Courtesy John Botterill.

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With the Australian Champions

Adelaide Assassins, Newcastle, Australia, 2009. Courtesy John Botterill.

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With the Australian Champions

Adelaide Assassins, Adelaide, Australia, 2010. Courtesy Frank Kutsche.

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With the Australian Champions

Adelaide Assassins, Adelaide, Australia, 2012. Courtesy John Botterill.