SMITH Richard < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 28 Sep 1987 in Portsmouth, ENG
Height1.89 m
Weight 93 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Business Management - Lougborough University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up hockey at age 12 at the City of Portsmouth Hockey Club in England.
Why this sport? He was encouraged to try the sport by family friends and enjoyed the experience.
Club / Team Hampstead & Westminster HC: England
Name of coach Bobby Crutchley [national]
Coach from which country? Great Britain
Coach from what year? 2013
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defence
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for England
General Interest
Nicknames Smudge (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jan 2013)
Hobbies Golf, music. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jan 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2009 European Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jan 2013)
Injuries He had a cartilage problem in his left knee in late 2013 and required an operation. (nowpensions.com, 11 Dec 2013; express.co.uk, 08 Oct 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you're going to do it, do it properly." (englandhockey.co.uk, 30 Jan 2013)