HALEY Ian < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 17 Mar 1983
Height1.70 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence England
Occupation Teacher
Languages Afrikaans, English
Higher education Sports Science - University of Exeter: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey in Fish Hoek, South Africa.
Why this sport? His parents played the sport.
Club / Team Exeter University HC/Western Province:
Name of coach Gregg Clark [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Striker
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for South Africa
Opponent Malaysia
General Interest
Nicknames Halerbomb, Hales, Therapist, The Ferret (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010; hhockeysa.co.za, 01 Nov 2011).
Hobbies Golf, cricket, squash, adventure racing, trail running. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010; hockeysa.co.za, 01 Nov 2011).
Memorable sporting achievement Scoring a hat-trick against Canada in 2009 and competing at the 2010 World Cup. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010; hockeysa.co.za, 01 Nov 2011)
Hero / Idol Welsh hockey player David Hacker and US cyclist Lance Armstrong. (hockeysa.co.za, 02 Feb 2010)
Injuries He fell ill with blood poisoning and osteitis pubis [groin injury] in 2004 and had to stop playing sports for six months. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010; hockeysa.co.za, 01 Nov 2011).
Sporting philosophy / motto "Practise like you want to play in matches." (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010).
Famous relatives His younger brother Craig has also represented South Africa in hockey. (fih.ch, 20 Jan 2012)
Other information UK EXPERIENCE
He has played hockey in England for the past 11 years after moving there to study. "I attended Millfield School on a sports scholarship to study A-levels during 2001-02, and then went on to study an honours degree at Exeter University." (hockeysa.co.za, 01 Nov 2011)