WILSON Alastair < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 19 Dec 1983 in Sheffield, ENG
Height1.87 m
Weight 86 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Fran Halsall
Residence Nottingham, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Business Studies - Nottingham Trent University: Nottingham, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up hockey at age five in Sheffield, England.
Why this sport? Both his parents played hockey.
Club / Team Beeston: Nottingham, ENG
Name of coach Jason Lee [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for England
Opponent South Africa
Tournament Friendly Match
Location South Africa
General Interest
Nicknames Ralf, Wilf, Willow (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Hobbies Watching films and socialising. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Being involved in the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)
Injuries He withdrew from the Great Britain squad with knee tendinitis two days before the start of the 2011 Champions Trophy in Auckland, New Zealand. (fih.ch, 01 Dec 2011)

He once knocked out three teeth playing for England at U21 level. (olympics.org.uk, 31 Jul 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Work hard, play hard." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Famous relatives His partner Fran Halsall has represented Great Britain in swimming. (express.co.uk, 24 Nov 2011)
Ambitions To win a Olympic medal. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)