BURGERS Nathan < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 20 Mar 1979 in Ayr, AUS
Height1.85 m
Weight 81 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Kylie, two daughters
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Education - James Cook University: Townsville, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age 10 in Townsville, Australia.
Why this sport? A friend introduced him to the game. He took up the position of goalkeeper because there were two teams and only one goalkeeper before he joined.
Club / Team Queensland Blades: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach Ric Charlesworth [national]
Coach from which country? Australia
Coach from what year? 2009
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goalkeeper
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Australia
Opponent Netherlands
Location Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Burger, Burger Bomb (Hockey Australia, 02 Dec 2009)
Hobbies Camping, golf, yoga, spending time with family and friends, travelling, going to the beach and his dog. (hockey.org.au, 12 Jun 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the gold medal at the 2010 World Cup in Delhi, India. (olympics.com.au, 18 Jun 2012)
Injuries He dislocated his wrist in 2001 and was forced to spend 10 months away from competition. (hockey.org.au, 12 Jun 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He puts on his left sided gear before his right. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Refuse to quit." (hockey.org.au, 12 Jun 2008)
Other sports He has also competed in national swimming and surf lifesaving competitions. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2009)
Other information COACH
He started his own coaching business in 2011, focusing on hockey goalkeeping. (olympics.com.au, 18 Jun 2012)