PONTIFEX Kyle < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 05 Feb 1980 in Wellington, NZL
Height1.86 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Wellington, NZL
Occupation Technical Analyst
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age 11.
Club / Team Wellington: Wellington, NZL
Name of coach Shane McLeod [national]
Training Regime He trains up to 20 hours per week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goalkeeper
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Malaysia
General Interest
Nicknames Bear (hockeynz.co.nz, 13 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Cycling. (hockeynz.co.nz, 13 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career Friends and family. (hockeynz.co.nz, 13 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx. (hockeynz.co.nz, 13 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Enjoy what you do and strive for success." (New Zealand Hockey, 28 Apr 2004)
Awards and honours He was named goalkeeper of the tournament at the 2009 Champions Challenge in Argentina. (justhockey.com.au, 29 Jan 2010)
Ambitions To win an Olympic medal. (New Zealand Hockey, 28 Apr 2004)