MADSEN Lloyd < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 13 Jun 1986 in Durban, SAF
Height1.75 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Melissa
Residence Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Manager
Languages English
Higher education Marketing - University of South Africa: South Africa
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing as soon as he could walk.
Why this sport? He played hockey and cricket in school but eventually chose to focus on hockey. "I played a lot of cricket at a relatively high level when I was a bit younger. It was really hard to juggle both hockey and cricket at the same time and a couple of years after I finished school, I chose hockey."
Club / Team Southern Gauteng : South Africa
Name of coach Fabian Gregory [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for South Africa
Opponent Germany
General Interest
Nicknames Madders (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010)
Hobbies Playing golf, supporting English football team Liverpool. (Twitter profile, 20 May 2014)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, South African hockey player Shaun Cooke. (sahockey.co.za, 14 Oct 2010)
Injuries He has torn ligaments in his ankle. (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "To be better than the rest you have to do more than the rest." (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010)
Famous relatives His older brother Wayne and his father Paddy competed for South Africa in hockey. His wife Melissa is the daughter of celebrity hairdresser Gary Rom. (fabwags.com, 14 Feb 2014; Sunday Tribune, 02 Feb 2010)
Other information EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE
He has played hockey for the Pinoke club in Amsterdam, Netherlands. "I absolutely love Amsterdam and everything about it. The whole hockey culture in the Netherlands is something very special and I would recommend it for any player who wants to achieve something in hockey." (allthingsjabu.co.za, 25 Nov 2011)

FAMILY
He is the eighth member of the Madsen family to play hockey for South Africa. (roadtolondon2012.co.za, 21 Jan 2012)

OCCUPATION
He has worked for a hairdressing company alongside his athletic career. His role focuses on business development and franchising for Gary Rom Hairdressing, a well-known firm owned by his father-in-law. (LinkedIn profile, 19 May 2014; fabwags.com, 14 Feb 2014)