FAIR James < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 08 Jan 1981 in Chester, ENG
Height1.85 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Birmingham, ENG
Occupation Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Geography, Geology - Birmingham University: Birmingham, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started at Deeside Ramblers hockey at age five.
Why this sport? His parents and other relatives played hockey.
Club / Team Cannock Hockey Club: Cannock, ENG
Name of coach Andy Mitchell [club], Jason Lee [national]
Coach from which country? England
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goalkeeper
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for England
Opponent South Africa
Location South Africa
General Interest
Nicknames Fairy (greatbritainhockey.co.uk, 07 Sep 2010)
Hobbies Dancing and swimming. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2009 EuroHockey Nations Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career His father. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Hero / Idol Hockey player Vic de Costa and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (cannockhockey.org, 09 Nov 2011)
Injuries He has sustained a broken collar bone and a stress fracture in the fibula. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs Before a match he faces the goal and stretches on the cross bar. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you fail to prepare then prepare to fail." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours He was named in the International Hockey Federation's [FIH] All Star team in 2010. (bham.ac.uk, 31 Dec 2010)

He was named goalkeeper of the tournament at the 2009 EuroHockey Nations Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (bham.ac.uk, 31 Dec 2010)
Other information COACH
His is a hockey coach at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England. (cannockhockey.org, 09 Nov 2011)