GLYNN Katie < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 14 Mar 1989 in Auckland, NZL
Height1.74 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Auckland, NZL
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Manager
Languages English
Higher education Sports and Recreation Studies - Massey University: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing hockey at age four in Auckland, New Zealand.
Why this sport? She followed her mother and brother into the sport.
Club / Team Auckland Fury: New Zealand
Name of coach Jude Menezes [club], IND; Mark Hager [national], AUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Argentina
Location Pukekohe
General Interest
Hobbies Spending time with her friends and family. (TheBlackSticks, 29 May 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, winning a bronze medal at the 2011 Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands, winning a gold medal at the 2009 Champions Challenge in Cape Town, South Africa, playing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and winning the National Hockey League [NHL]. (hockeynz.co.nz, 27 Feb 2013)
Most influential person in career Her parents, New Zealand hockey player Tina Bell-Kake, coach Mark Hager. (hockeynz.co.nz, 27 Feb 2013)
Hero / Idol New Zealand hockey players Kayla Sharland and Anna Lawrence, and Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (hockeynz.co.nz, 27 Feb 2013)
Injuries In August 2013 she ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her knee playing for Auckland Fury in a National Hockey League [NHL] match. The injury required surgery. (radiosport.co.nz, 23 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up and have the desire to win." (hockeynz.co.nz, 27 Feb 2013)
Other sports She has played cricket for the Auckland Hearts in New Zealand. (TheBlackSticks, 29 May 2013; hockeynz.co.nz, 02 Aug 2010)
Other information BANDAGED HEROINE
During the semifinal against Netherlands at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she was accidentally hit on the head by the stick of opponent Ellen Hoog, who was attempting a shot at goal. She was left with blood running down her face from a wound, but despite the injury she returned to the match after receiving stitches, staples and heavy bandaging around her head. Despite her heroics New Zealand lost the match in a penalty shoot-out. (tvnz.co.nz, 09 Aug 2012; stuff.co.nz, 09 Aug 2012)