Further Personal Information
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||Management, Psychology - University of Canterbury: Christchurch, NZL
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began playing hockey at age five.
|Why this sport?
||His family all played hockey so he grew up around hockey pitches. He also enjoyed the team challenge and level of technical skill in hockey.
|Club / Team
||Canterbury Cavaliers: Christchurch, NZL
|Name of coach
||Andrew Hastie [club], NZL; Colin Batch [national], AUS
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||Haigar (hockeynz.co.nz, 13 Aug 2010)
||Tennis, rugby league, going to the beach, watching films. (tk-hockey.com, 05 Feb 2014)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, and competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (hockeynz.co.nz, 25 Jun 2013)
|Most influential person in career
||His parents, New Zealand hockey player John Christensen, coach Grant Edwards. (hockeynz.co.nz, 25 Jun 2013)
|Hero / Idol
||United States of America boxer Muhammad Ali. (hockeynz.co.nz, 25 Jun 2013)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Perfect practice makes perfect." (hockeynz.co.nz, 25 Jun 2013)
|Awards and honours
||He was named Canterbury Hockey Athlete of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015. (canterburyhockey.org.nz, 03 Nov 2015)
||His mother Shirley played hockey for New Zealand at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. (hockeynz.co.nz, 01 Mar 2012; alumni.canterbury.ac.nz, 12 Aug 2012)
He played for the Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the professional 2015 Hockey India League [HIL]. (sportskeeda.com, 11 Feb 2016)
He has served as a board member and head of communications for the Hockey Players Association [HPA] in New Zealand since January 2010. (LinkedIn profile, 23 Mar 2016)