Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Business Owner, Manager
||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
||Madders (Athlete, 07 Oct 2010)
||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)
||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)
||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)
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)
He is the eighth member of the Madsen family to play hockey for South Africa. (roadtolondon2012.co.za, 21 Jan 2012)
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)