LIDDELOW Shelly < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 30 Jun 1984
Height1.70 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Student
Higher education Biotechnology - Curtin University of Technology: Perth, WA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started playing hockey at the age of eight.
Why this sport? Her brothers and her mum both played the sport.
Club / Team WA Diamonds: Perth, WA, AUS
Name of coach Neil Hawgood
Coach from which country? Australia
Coach from what year? 2010
Training Regime 15 hours per week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Striker
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Australia
Opponent Japan
Tournament International Tournament
Location Argentina
General Interest
Nicknames Sparky. (Hockey Australia, 18 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Music, shopping, hanging out with friends, watching sports and reading. (Hockey Australia, 18 Sep 2007, ripples.curtin.edu.au, 29 Oct 2007)
Most influential person in career The coaches that have worked with her throughout her career because of all the invaluable information they passed on to her. (AIS, 18 Sep 2007)
Hero / Idol Hockey players Alyson Annan and Luciana Aymar ["because of their skills and ability to control a game"], and tennis champ Roger Federer. (AIS, 18 Sep 2007, Hockey Australia, 18 Aug 2010)
Injuries In 2007 she missed a six-match series against Japan after tearing a hamstring. (foxsports.com.au, 06 Jul 2007)

She suffered from compartment syndrome in 2003 and has endured stress fractures in her hip and femur. (olympics.com.au, 18 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives Her great aunt played hockey for Australia. (olympics.org.au, 18 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To become an established member of the Hockeyroos and to win a gold medal at the Olympics. (Hockey Australia, 18 Aug 2010, olympics.org.au, 18 Aug 2010)
Other information OLYMPIC HERO
Prior to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, she wasn't even an official member of the Hockeyroos' team but due to the last-minute injury to Fiona Johnson, she was called up and scored two late goals against South Korea to inspire a 5-4 comeback win in the opening game. She wasn't even given a body suit with her name on it and initially had to stay in a Beijing hotel because she was not allowed to move into the Olympic village as an emergency player. (foxsports.com.au, 10 Aug 2008)