HAIG Nick < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 12 Mar 1987 in Christchurch, NZL
Height1.80 m
Weight 82 kg
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Residence Auckland, NZL
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Canterbury Cavaliers: Christchurch, NZL
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Higher education Management, Psychology - University of Canterbury: Christchurch, NZL
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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)
Famous relatives 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)
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)
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Name of coach Andrew Hastie [club], NZL; Colin Batch [national], AUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender, Midfielder
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age five.
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Netherlands
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Occupation Advertising, Athlete, Human Resources, Marketing
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Nicknames Haigar (hockeynz.co.nz, 13 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Perfect practice makes perfect." (hockeynz.co.nz, 25 Jun 2013)
Hobbies Tennis, rugby league, going to the beach, watching films. (tk-hockey.com, 05 Feb 2014)
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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.
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Languages English
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Other information WARRIORS
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)
Awards and honours He was named Canterbury Hockey Athlete of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015. (canterburyhockey.org.nz, 03 Nov 2015)