TAYLOR Kathleen < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 09 Nov 1984 in Oxford, ENG
Height1.63 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Clerk, Lawyer
Languages Afrikaans, German, English
Higher education Law - Stellenbosch University: South Africa
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey in grade three in primary school.
Why this sport? Her grandmother encouraged her to get involved in the sport.
Club / Team Western Province: South Africa
Name of coach Giles Bonnet [national]
Coach from which country? South Africa
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for South Africa
Opponent Scotland
Location Potchefstroom
General Interest
Nicknames Kath (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Argentine hockey player Luciana Aymar. (SAHA, 15 Oct 2007)
Injuries She was one of several members of the South African team who suffered from flu during the Olympic qualification tournament in February 2012. (timeslive.co.za, 02 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Never stop enjoying the game." (SAHA, 15 Oct 2007)
Awards and honours She was named the South African Women's Player of the Year in 2009. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Other information BREAK
She took a 17-month sabbatical from international hockey following the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (sahockey.co.za, 18 Jan 2014)

PLAYING IN THE NETHERLANDS
She represented Rotterdam in the Hoofdklasse in the Netherlands during the 2011/12 season. (gryphon-life.com, 21 Nov 2011)

MUSICAL TALENT
She has featured as a concert pianist. (sahockey.co.za, 18 Jan 2014)