ARROLD Nicole < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 07 Nov 1981 in Canberra, AUS
Height1.65 m
Weight 61 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Fremantle, WA, AUS
Occupation Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Education - University of Canberra: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started the sport when she was five years old in Canberra.
Why this sport? Her mother represented New South Wales in hockey and introduced her to the sport.
Club / Team University of Canberra: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Coach from which country? Australia
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
Handedness Left
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Australia
Tournament International Tournament
Location Korea
General Interest
Nicknames Wiz. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Hobbies She enjoys outdoor activities like fishing, camping, walking her dog, fishing, playing golf, hiking and going to the beach. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010 & news.com.au, 11 Oct 2007)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and celebrating with her team mates and family. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Most influential person in career David Carter. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Her family. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Andre Agassi. (Hockey Australia, 17 Aug 2010)
Injuries She suffered a labral hip tear and had surgery on it in 2006. It took her four months to recover. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Make the most of every opportunity given." (Australian Institute of Sport, 23 Jan 2004)
Other sports She played club cricket in Perth and Canberra. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives Her mother played hockey for New South Wales, Australia. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Ambitions To live and play hockey overseas before she retires and has a family. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Other information PENALTY UNDER PRESSURE
She had her shot saved during the second round of penalty strokes of the 2005 Champions Trophy final against the Netherlands in Canberra, Australia. The final went into penalties she took the first sudden-death stroke for Australia but the shot was saved, costing the host nation the title. The miss took a heavy toll, "It was massively disappointing to lose a game that tight, and because I was on the spot it was probably worse," she said, "To lose a game at any level or age group on penalty strokes is hard, but to lose a Champions Trophy on strokes at home here in Canberra was terrible." (news.com.au, 11 Oct 2007)