MOODIE Graham < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 15 Jan 1981 in Croydon, ENG
Height1.77 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Edinburgh, SCO
Occupation Athlete, Coach
Languages English
Higher education History (Study) - University of Stirling: Stirling, SCO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started in primary school.
Why this sport? "Started playing at primary school because my friends were playing. Joined a club because they trained on a Sunday and meant that I didn't have to go to Sunday school. I have always enjoyed sport and try to be the best I can be whenever I play. As soon as I was selected for my first Scotland trial I knew that I wanted to play for Scotland."
Club / Team Edinburgh University: Edinburgh, SCO
Name of coach Russell Garcia
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
General Interest
Nicknames Mad-eye Moodie, Moods. (gbolympichockey.com, 23 Oct 2007)
Hobbies Playing and watching football and reading.
(cgcs.org.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Ronaldinho and Roddy Philip. (Great Britain Hockey, 25 Oct 2007, skoolsports.org, 17 Sep 2010)
Injuries Missed the 2007 Champions Trophy after sustaining a training injury just ahead of the tournament. (GB Hockey, 23 Nov 2007)
Awards and honours Was a member of the team that won in 2007 the first IHF Four Nations tournament in a decade.
(sisport.com, 17 Sep 2010)
Other information COACHING
Has become heavily involved in coaching over the past 10 years, he is a Level 1 qualified hockey coach and has coached all over the world. During his time playing in Australia he coached on the indigenous hockey programme in the Northern Territories. When he returned to the United Kingdom he was the Hockey Professional at Cheltenham College Senior and Junior School from 2004 to 2006. This involved coaching and managing twenty five boys’ teams and fifteen girls’ teams from U9 to U18. In Scotland he coached at Loretto College in 2006 to 2007 and after finishing his work at the school was recruited as a Glasgow School of Sport coach in 2007. (skoolsports.org, 17 Sep 2010)