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Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 18 Jan 1991 in Dunedin, NZL
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Southern Alpiners: New Zealand
Further Personal Information
Higher education Business, Finance, Political Studies - University of Waikato: Hamilton, NZL
General Interest
Hero / Idol New Zealand hockey player Ricky Clark, England footballer Steven Gerrard, New Zealand rugby union player and cricketer Jeff Wilson, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (onsportnz, 23 Nov 2011;, 04 Jun 2013)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Grant Edwards [club], NZL; Darren Smith [national], NZL
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward, Midfielder
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age seven.
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Wales
Location Invercargill, NZL
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner
General Interest
Nicknames Hugs, Huge (, 13 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." [Wayne Gretzky] (, 12 Aug 2012)
Injuries In November 2012 he broke his thumb in two places during a practice match against the Victorian Institute of Sport [Australia]. The injury forced him to miss the 2012 Champions Trophy in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (,, 28 Nov 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Vantage Black Sticks Facebook page, 04 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours He was named the 2018 Black Sticks Male Player of the Year by Hockey New Zealand. (, 30 Apr 2019)

He was named 2013 Sportsman of the Year by Massey University in New Zealand. (, 18 Oct 2013)
International Debut
Tournament World Cup Qualification
Further Personal Information
Languages English
General Interest
Between 2016 and 2019 he served as a youth coach and also as a player for Braxgata Hockey Club in Antwerp, Belgium. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2020)

He received the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship to study law at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, before graduating and going on to study a degree in business studies, majoring in finance, at Massey University in Taranaki. He also studied for a master's degree in business administration at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. (, 18 Jun 2009, LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2020)