SHAW Bradley < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 13 Feb 1983 in Christchurch, NZL
Height1.81 m
Weight 92 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Melissa and two children
Residence Christchurch, NZL
Occupation Athlete, Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Teaching - University of Canterbury: Christchurch, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up hockey at age four.
Why this sport? He was from a hockey family, so it was natural for him to take up the sport.
Club / Team Canterbury Cavaliers: New Zealand
Name of coach Andrew Hastie [club], NZL; Colin Batch [national], AUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for New Zealand
Tournament Champions Trophy
Location Pakistan
General Interest
Nicknames Brad (hockeynz.co.nz, 17 Mar 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement Representing New Zealand at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, and the World Cup. (hockeynz.co.nz, 09 Mar 2013; thecgf.com, 16 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career His family. (hockeynz.co.nz, 09 Mar 2013)
Injuries He missed the finals of the 2013 National Hockey League [NHL] because of an ear infection. (stuff.co.nz, 24 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You get out of it what you put into it." (hockeynz.co.nz, 09 Mar 2013)
Famous relatives His older brother Hayden has also represented New Zealand in hockey at international level. (nzherald.co.nz, 02 Dec 2011)
Other information CAREER BREAK
He took a break from teaching in order to focus his efforts on preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (olympic.org.nz, 22 Jan 2016)

WINNER
He scored the winning goal in sudden-death extra time against Argentina to secure New Zealand's qualification for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (nzherald.co.nz, 02 Dec 2011; Fox Sports, 10 Feb 2008)