KIRKHAM Glenn < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 08 Oct 1982 in Grimsby, ENG
Height1.68 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Teacher, Coach
Higher education Sports Science - Lougborough University: Loughborough, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at the Alford Hockey Club in Lincolnshire, England.
Why this sport? He became involved in the sport through his father and uncles.
Club / Team East Grinstead: East Grinstead, ENG
Name of coach Jason Lee [national]
Coach from which country? England
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for England
Opponent Belgium
Tournament Friendly Match
Location England
General Interest
Nicknames Glenda (bbc.co.uk, 31 Aug 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (telegraph.co.uk, 11 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career His parents and Peter Dennis, who was his U15 coach at East Grinstead. (englandhockey.co.uk, 25 Oct 2007)
Hero / Idol English footballer Glenn Hoddle. (bbc.co.uk, 31 Aug 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He wears his lucky red underwear when he thinks he might need some luck. (bbc.co.uk, 31 Aug 2008)
Awards and honours He was named 2008 England Hockey Player of the Year. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Other sports He played football for Scunthorpe United's youth team. (eurohockeymanchester2007.com, 25 Oct 2007)
Famous relatives His uncle played hockey for England at U18 level. (telegraph.co.uk, 04 Aug 2010)

His wife has played hockey for Chelmsford in the National League. (telegraph.co.uk, 04 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To win an Olympic gold medal. (telegraph.co.uk, 04 Aug 2010)
Other information COACH
He is a sports teacher and hockey coach at Perse School in Cambridge, England. (bbc.co.uk, 01 Sep 2011)