HAYWARD Andy < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 22 Jun 1985 in Kawakawa, NZL
Height1.88 m
Weight 88 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Auckland, NZL
Occupation Athlete, Banker
Languages English
Higher education Chemical Engineering - University of Canterbury: Christchurch, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age six.
Why this sport? His older brothers played the sport.
Club / Team Surbiton: England
Name of coach Todd Williams [club]; Colin Batch [national], AUS
Coach from which country? Australia
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Netherlands
Location Tauranga
General Interest
Nicknames Ginga, Grinch (hockeynz.co.nz, 29 Jan 2010)
Hobbies Surfing. (tvnz.co.nz, 22 Jun 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Making his debut for New Zealand, and winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (tcetoday.com, 02 Jul 2012; hwhc.co.uk, 01 Jul 2014)
Most influential person in career His family, and coaching officers Brad Jensen and Gill Gemming. (hockeynz.co.nz, 08 Mar 2013)
Hero / Idol Netherlands hockey player Teun de Nooijer, Australia rugby league player Darren Lockyer. (hockeynz.co.nz, 08 Mar 2013; hwhc.co.uk, 01 Jul 2014)
Injuries In September 2013 he broke the middle finger on his left hand during a practice match. He required surgery to insert a wire in his finger, but recovered in time to be named in New Zealand's squad for a three-match series against Japan in March 2014. (odt.co.nz, 06 Mar 2014; pushhockey.co.uk, 05 Mar 2014; 3news.co.nz, 05 Mar 2014)

In 2005 he broke his foot in an National Hockey League match. (hockeynz.co.nz, 08 Mar 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Train hard, listen and learn." (hwhc.co.uk, 01 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours He was named as Canterbury's Outstanding Senior Male Player of the Year for 2008. (sportingpulse.com, 21 Oct 2009)

He received academic 'Blue' awards in 2005, 2006 and 2007 from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. (UCSA, 23 Sep 2009)
Other information WAVERIDERS
He was called in as a short-notice replacement to play for the Delhi Waveriders in the inaugural edition of the professional Hockey India League [HIL] in 2013. "I got pulled in about halfway through because some Pakistan players were sent home. Some games there would be a full house at the smaller hockey stadiums, and I guess in your hockey career you don't get that very often. It was pretty cool and the best thing about it was the Indian fans, who were loud and cheered hard." He also played for the Waveriders in the 2015 edition of the HIL. (nzherald.co.nz, 07 Oct 2013; radiosport.co.nz, 17 Nov 2014)