He has played hockey on the state level He is competing for a spot on the team to represent the country at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 1999, Hammond had a scholarship with and played for the Australian Institute of Sport team
He has represented his state in the Australian Hockey League, playing for them in the final game of the 2010 season.
In 2007, he did not compete in the Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament. In December 2007, Hammond played Kookaburras squad that competed in the Dutch Series in Canberra.
In 2006, he represented Australia at the Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia. In 2007, he was injured and not able to play for Australia.
He was temporarily replaced on the roster by Kiel Brown.
He was on the squad in 2010. He and Kiel Brown were considered by team coaches as one of the major contributors to the team in helping them secure their medal. = Olympics He scored a goal in the bronze medal game against the Netherlands in the country"s 6-1 victory.
In December 2011, he was named as one of twenty-eight players to be on the 2012 Summer Olympics Australian men"s national training squad.
This squad will be narrowed in June 2012. He trained with the team from 18 January to mid-March in Perth, Western Australia.
In February during the training camp, he played in a four nations test series with the teams being the Kookaburras, Australia A Squad, the Netherlands and Argentina. He played for the Australian A team in their 3-1 loss to the Kookaburras in the first round of the competition.
He is one of several Queensland based players likely to play in a three-game test series to be played in Cairns, Queensland from 22 to 25 June against the New Zealand"s Black Stickss.
Final Olympic section will occur several days before this test and his inclusion in the series will be contingent upon being selected. Professional hockey
In 2010 and 2011, he played professional hockey in the Netherlands.
He has been a consistent member of the Australia men"s national field hockey team Hammond is a member of the Australia men"s national field hockey team In January 2008, he was a member of the senior national team that competed at the Five Nations men"s hockey tournament in South Africa.
In 2009, he was a member of the national team during a five-game test series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against Malaysia.
That year, he was a member of the team that finished first at the Hockey Champions Trophy.