JENNESS Stephen < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 07 Jun 1990 in Wellington, NZL
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Tourism - Victoria University of Wellington: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age seven at primary school in Taranaki, New Zealand.
Club / Team Central Falcons: New Zealand
Name of coach Mike Delaney [club], NZL; Darren Smith [national], NZL
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Germany
Tournament Four Nations Tournament
Location Nottingham, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames Juice (blacksticksnz.co.nz, 16 Dec 2018)
Hobbies Golf, drinking coffee. (wellingtonhockey.org.nz, 07 Jun 2018; blacksticksnz.co.nz, 16 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. (blacksticksnz.co.nz, 16 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career New Zealand hockey player Peter Miskimmin. (blacksticksnz.co.nz, 16 Dec 2018)
Injuries In 2014 he dislocated his right shoulder. (wellingtonhockey.org.nz, 07 Jun 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't expect things to happen, go out and make them happen. Never forget where you come from, thank the people that help you get to where you are." (hockeynz.co.nz, 09 Mar 2013)
Awards and honours He was named as Hutt City's Sportsperson of the Year for 2014 and 2019. (huttvalleysportsawards.co.nz, 08 May 2014; huttvalleysportsawards.co.nz, 2019)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (wellingtonhockey.org.nz, 07 Jun 2018)