TARRANT Blair < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 11 May 1990 in Timaru, NZL
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Rotterdam, NED
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Business Studies - Victoria University of Wellington: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age 10.
Club / Team Southern Alpiners: New Zealand
Name of coach Grant Edwards [club], NZL; Darren Smith [national], NZL
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Germany
Tournament Four Nations Tournament
Location Nottingham, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames Taz, BT (Facebook profile, 14 Nov 2011)
Hero / Idol Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (hockeynz.co.nz, 08 Mar 2013)
Injuries A back injury forced him to miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. He returned to the national team in June 2018. (stuff.co.nz, 28 Apr 2018; nzherald.co.nz, 12 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours He was named Hockey New Zealand Male Athlete of the Year for 2017. (stuff.co.nz, 28 Apr 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 03 Nov 2019)