MACKAY Iain < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 24 Apr 1985 in Braintree, ENG
Height1.80 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Accountant
Languages English
Higher education Loughborough University: Loughborough, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started the sport at age six at Braintree Hockey Club.
Why this sport? He followed his older brother into the sport.
Club / Team Reading: Reading, ENG
Name of coach Charlie Seccombe [club], Jason Lee [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for England
Opponent Germany
Location Germany
General Interest
Nicknames Macca (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Hobbies Golf, tennis, football. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2009 EuroHockey Nations Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career His university hockey coach David Ralph. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Injuries In 2006 he suffered a serious ankle injury which forced him out of action for five months. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Ambitions To win an Olympic gold medal. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)