GEORGE Lesle-Ann < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 20 Oct 1985 in Bloemfontein, SAF
Height1.56 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence South Africa
Occupation Student
Languages Afrikaans, English
Higher education Communications, Industrial Relations - University of Free State: Bloemfontein, RSA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in 1995 in primary school.
Why this sport? It was the only sport offered in primary school.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for South Africa
Opponent Scotland
General Interest
Nicknames Les George, Georgie (iol.co.za, 09 Mar 2012; Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol South African hockey player Lindsey Wright. (Facebook page, 23 Oct 2013)
Injuries She suffered a lower back injury during the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." [Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Facebook page, 23 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours She was named the University of Free State Sportswoman of the Year in 2010. (fih.ch, 05 Nov 2010)

She was named the South African Women's Hockey Player of the Year in 2006 and 2010. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010; fih.ch, 05 Nov 2010)
Other information RETIREMENT PLANS
She planned to retire from hockey following the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "I want to get into fashion design and study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology." (fstimes.co.za, 09 Mar 2012)

BREAK
She took a break from hockey in 2008 and returned again to the national squad in 2010. (fstimes.co.za, 09 Mar 2012)