Further Personal Information
||Perth, WA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He played his first game for the Altona Hockey Club at age 13 in Melbourne, Australia.
|Why this sport?
||He was coaxed into playing hockey to make up the numbers for the junior team at the Altona Hockey Club.
|Club / Team
||Victoria Vikings: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
|Name of coach
||Jay Stacy [club], Ric Charlesworth [national]
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
||Doerner (hockey.org.au, 30 Aug 2010)
||Fishing and travel. (VIS, 19 Jan 2006)
|Most influential person in career
||His parents. (AIS, 19 Jan 2006)
|Hero / Idol
||Australian cricketer Shane Warne and Australian basketball player Andrew Gaze. (hockey.org.au, 21 Nov 2007)
||He underwent hip surgery in early 2011. Just before he was set to make his return to the Australian team, he suffered a toe injury which delayed his return by another two weeks. (voodoo-hockey.com.au, 24 Nov 2011)
He suffered from chronic hamstring pain for two years before finally deciding to undergo surgery in 1999 and was out of action for 10 months. He was then forced to undergo a second operation as he was still suffering pain in his leg, forcing him to spend another year on the sidelines. (lukedoerner.com, 21 Nov 2007)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||He doesn't wash his uniform if the team is winning. (hockey.org.au, 27 Jan 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"You only get out what you put in." (VIS, 19 Jan 2006)
||To win an Olympic gold medal. (hockey.org.au, 27 Jan 2010)
He volunteers for the Starlight Children's Foundation at Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth, Australia. (hockey.org.au, 30 Aug 2010)
He is a surf lifesaver. (hockey.org.au, 30 Aug 2010)