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Sport Hockey
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 06 Jan 1988 in Dundee, SCO
Height1.75 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Dundee, SCO
Occupation Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? "I was three years old, and my brother was meant to be babysitting me. He wanted to go out with his mates who went to the hockey, so he decided to go and take me along. I've been hooked ever since."
Club / Team Kelburne: Paisley, SCO
Name of coach Russell Garcia
Training Regime "I do weights on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30. I also train on a Monday night with TFIS [Tayside and Fife Institute of Sport]. I have club fitness and training on Tuesday and Thursday. I sometimes have Scotland training on a Wednesday depending on the programme, and sometimes at weekends. I also train with TFIS on a Friday morning and then have games or training at weekends."
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Scotland
Opponent South Africa
General Interest
Hobbies Hanging out with friends, watching football and ice hockey. (cgcs.org.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Being selected for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, scoring the winning goal in the bronze medal match against China at the World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand in 2009, getting his first senior cap against South Africa, scoring his first senior goal for Scotland against Italy.
(tfis.org.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Most influential person in career "My brother Niall has been a massive influence on me. He has shown me what you can achieve and how to do it, plus he got me started and is always giving me advice."
(tfis.org.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Lance Armstrong because, "[It] takes someone special to do what he has done," and Chris Hoy, "because he is a legend." (tfis.org.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours Winner of the 2009 Clydesdale Bank Athlete of the Month award for December.
(cgcs.org.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives His brother Niall is also in the Scotland squad for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
(cgcs.org.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Ambitions "Originally I was aiming for the Glasgow [Commonwealth] Games in 2014, so to get picked for this one is pretty amazing and a real bonus."
(sisport.com, 19 Sep 2010)

His ultimate ambition is to win a gold medal at the Olympics. (tfis.org.uk, 19 Sep 2010)
Other information COACHING EXPERIENCE
He started coaching the Dundee Wanderers Youth at age 16 and is still involved. He also coached at their summer camps. In addition, he coaches the Dundee University Ladies team.
(hockeyacademy.co.uk, 19 Sep 2010)