Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Business Owner, Manager
||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
||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)
||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)
||She has played cricket for the Auckland Hearts in New Zealand. (TheBlackSticks, 29 May 2013; hockeynz.co.nz, 02 Aug 2010)
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)