Sydney born and bred, Hannah Buckling debuted for the Aussie Stingers in 2011. In the same year Buckling was named Water Polo Australia's Junior Female Player of the Year signalling that she was a future name to watch.

Since then she has won a silver medal at the FINA World Championships in 2013 and has gone on to make her Olympic debut at Rio in 2016. Recently, Hannah played her 150th international game for the Aussie Stingers, and won a bronze medal at the 2018 World Cup.

Contributing to the extensive experience she brings to the Aussie Stingers squad Buckling broadened her skills and knowledge with one season playing for the University of Southern California, winning the NCAA Championships in 2013. In addition, she is currently playing professionally for the Olympiacos Club of Piraeus in Athens, Greece.

While training and competing, Hannah is also studying a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Having just completed her second year of studies, Hannah believes the Minerva Network will provide a framework to further explore her passion for sport and medicine, develop her leadership skills and help create future career opportunities.