Mandy Barker was first chosen for the New Zealand Womens Hockey Team in 1990 when she was in her final year of Secondary School. She went on to play for the country for 11 years and gained 150 caps for New Zealand. She represented NZ at two Olympic Games (Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000), the World Cup (Holland 1998), the Commonwealth Games (Kuala Lumpur 1998) and Champions Trophy (Holland 2000, 2001).
She was chosen as a member of the 'World Team' which played in Egypt to celebrate 75 years of the International Hockey Federation and was named as Runner-up to the World Hockey Player of the Year in 2000 following the Sydney Olympics.
Mandy is an Ambassador to Sport and Recreation NZ, the 'Blacksticks' and is a newly appointed member of the NZ Hockey Board.
Since retiring from International Hockey Mandy has been involved in Public Speaking and Television Presenting work. She features on a series of TVC's called 'Zoot Review' and in 1998 co-presented the television programme 'Modern Love'. She has been involved with Canterbury NZ for 4 years and features as a model for their women's' range.
Mandy has obtained both a Bachelor of Food Science and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago.
She supports a number of charities including the Cancer Society and has recently decided to lend her name and support to their range of sun and skin care called 'Elements'
2001: Champions Trophy, Holland (5th place) - Captained the team
2000: Sydney Olympics - Runner-up to World Player of the Year
1999: Champions Trophy, Holland (5th place)
1999: Olympic Qualifying Tournament, UK (1st place)
1998: World Cup, Holland (6th place) - Voted "Personality of the Tournament"
1998: Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur (Bronze Medal)
1998: New Zealand Hockey Player of the Year
1997: Chosen for 'World Team', Egypt - Celebrating 75 years of the International Hockey Federation