JAMESON David < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 01 Nov 1984 in North Vancouver, CAN
Height1.73 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Vancouver, BC, CAN
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Geography - University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He first tried hockey at age three on the sidelines of his mother's matches. He began playing for a club at age eight.
Why this sport? His mother introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team Vancouver Hawks: Canada
Name of coach Anthony Farry [national], AUS
Coach from which country? Australia
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for Canada
Opponent Belgium
Location Brussels
General Interest
Nicknames DJ (olympic.ca, 25 Jun 2015)
Hobbies Listening to music, golf, bowling, supporting ice hockey team the Vancouver Canucks, skimboarding, boating, skiing, rock climbing. (olympic.ca, 02 Aug 2013; olympic.ca, 25 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which also qualified Canada for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (fieldhockey.ca, 21 Dec 2015)
Injuries He sprained his right ankle in 2006. (fieldhockey.ca, 11 Jun 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You can't score when you're sitting on the bench." (fieldhockey.ca, 23 Apr 2004)
Awards and honours He was named 2010 British Columbia Player of the Year in Canada. (olympic.ca, 02 Aug 2013)
Famous relatives His mother Sue represented Canada at hockey from 1973 to 1979, and his sisters Katie and Stephanie have also both played international hockey for Canada. (fieldhockey.ca, 17 Oct 2011; olympic.ca, 02 Aug 2013)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Twitter profile, 26 Feb 2016)
Other information OCCUPATION
He works at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, BC, Canada. (olympic.ca, 25 Jun 2015)

EARLY DAYS
As a child he played both baseball and hockey, and admits that baseball took priority if there was a conflict. (olympic.ca, 25 Jun 2015)