MCGREGOR Alistair < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 11 Jun 1981 in Aberdeen, SCO
Height1.84 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Loughborough, ENG
Occupation Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Physical Education - University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh, SCO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began to play the sport at age nine, when a hockey pitch was build across the road from where he lived.
Why this sport? A new hockey team started up in his town and he went along with his dad who went to play.
Club / Team Loughborough Students: Loughborough, ENG
Name of coach Steve Bayer
Coach from which country? Scotland
Coach from what year? 2006
Training Regime He does technical training three times a week and he supplements that with two running sessions and three gym sessions each week. He trains for a total of 16 hours.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goalkeeper
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Scotland
Opponent India
Location Bangladesh
General Interest
Nicknames McGregs or Baby. (greatbritainhockey.co.uk,, 25 Oct 2007, Athlete 27 Jun 2008)
Hobbies Playing golf, badminton and tennis. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Representing Scotland at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)

Qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games by defeating India in the final of the qualification tournament in Santiago, Chile, in March 2008. (GB Hockey Media Guide 2008)
Most influential person in career Scotland coach Murray Carnie. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)
Hero / Idol Ian Taylor. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He always puts his pads on his right leg first. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Losers train on good days, winners train every day." (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)

"Do not be afraid to try something new. Remember that it was amateurs that built the ark and professionals who built the titanic." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Ambitions To compete in the 2012 Olympic Games. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)
Other information 2001 JUNIOR WORLD CUP
Despite being a goalkeeper he scored a penalty goal in a match against South Africa at the 2001 Junior World Cup. (Athlete, 27 Jun 2008)