RALPH Mark < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 10 Feb 1980 in Paisley, SCO
Height1.80 m
Weight 77 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Catriona Forrest.
Residence Paisley, SCO
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Kelburne: Paisley, SCO
Name of coach Derek Forsyth
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Scotland
General Interest
Nicknames Ralphie. (skoolsports.org, 17 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Timo Weiss and Jamie Dwyer. (skoolsports.org, 17 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours He was named Scottish Hockey Union Player of the Year in 2003 and 2005. (sisport.com, 02 Nov 2007)

He was a member of the team that won the 2003 European Championships and the 2005, 2007 and 2009 European Nations Trophy. (cgcs.org.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives His younger sister, Nicola, has represented Scotland in hockey at U21 level. Wife Catriona Forrest is in the women’s hockey squad. (sisport.com, 02 Nov 2007, cgcs.org.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Other information COACHING
He started coaching the juniors at his local club Kelburne Hockey Club which is still the club he plays for today. He helped with the U12, U14, U16 and U18s and was in charge of the U18s for three seasons where they competed in the Scottish Cup final for two years both indoor and outdoor. Worked at St Aloysius College in Glasgow for five years developing the hockey from Primary 3 age group to 6th year pupils. He has moved onto the Glasgow School of Sport as an Assistant High Performance Coach and coaches some of the best talent Scotland have to offer. (skoolsports.org, 17 Sep 2010)