SHAW Hayden < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 31 Aug 1980 in Christchurch, NZL
Height1.96 m
Weight 100 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Johanna
Residence Christchurch, NZL
Occupation Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Teaching
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started the sport aged five.
Why this sport? "I love the game."
Club / Team Canterbury Cavaliers: Christchurch, NZL
Name of coach Grant Edwards
Coach from which country? New Zealand
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Herman, Shawry. (, 14 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Cricket, spending time with his wife. (, 14 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal at 2002 Commonwealth Games. (, 14 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career His father, Peter, and former New Zealand field hockey player Anthony Thornton. (New Zealand Hockey, 28 Apr 2004)
Hero / Idol Former New Zealand rugby union and cricket international Jeff Wilson. (New Zealand Hockey, 28 Apr 2004)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You have to put the effort in to get the rewards." (New Zealand Hockey, 28 Apr 2004)
Awards and honours He was the top scorer at the 2007 Champions Challenge. (Hockey Australia, 26 Nov 2007)
Other sports He has also played first class cricket in New Zealand and represented his country at U19 level. (, 17 Jun 2008)
Famous relatives His brother Bradley also plays hockey for the New Zealand team. (, 14 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To become one of the best defenders in the world and has also dreamt of becoming a fast bowler for the New Zealand cricket team. (New Zealand Hockey, 28 Apr 2004, New Zealand Listener, 21 May 2004)
Other information BREAK FROM HOCKEY
He returned to the New Zealand hockey team in late 2005 after taking a year off to play cricket for Canterbury in the national New Zealand provincial competition. (Hockey Australia, 26 Nov 2007)